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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No they weren't. They were shocked Afghanistan put up so little resistance. Unfortunately for us, we gave them Iraq. I believe the author of Imperial Hubris called that a Christmas present to OBL.
    Iraq is a separate topic. You are simply wrong about Afghanistan.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Iraq is a separate topic. You are simply wrong about Afghanistan.
    No, it isn't. It's all part of the same story. True, OBL didn't count on Iraq, but he did count on us overreacting.

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, it isn't. It's all part of the same story. True, OBL didn't count on Iraq, but he did count on us overreacting.
    We would probably have invaded Iraq even if there had been no 9/11. It's a separate topic.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    We would probably have invaded Iraq even if there had been no 9/11. It's a separate topic.
    Then we'd have been more foolish than we were, but as it transpired, it's part of the same story. No probably to it.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Then we'd have been more foolish than we were, but as it transpired, it's part of the same story. No probably to it.

    Wrong again. The invasion of Iraq had no relationship to 9/11 or our engagement in Afghanistan.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Wrong again. The invasion of Iraq had no relationship to 9/11 or our engagement in Afghanistan.
    Jack. you have to work on your comprehension. As it was an overreaction to 9/11, it does. As it helped OBL's purpose, it does. Now stay within that context and try to answer.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Jack. you have to work on your comprehension. As it was an overreaction to 9/11, it does. As it helped OBL's purpose, it does. Now stay within that context and try to answer.
    Iraq was in no way a reaction to 9/11, over or under.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Iraq was in no way a reaction to 9/11, over or under.
    You are simply wrong. I'm not sure where you came up with that illogical idea, but it's simply wrong.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You are simply wrong. I'm not sure where you came up with that illogical idea, but it's simply wrong.
    The GWB administration came into office intending to invade Iraq. That intention predated 9/11 by seven months.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The GWB administration came into office intending to invade Iraq. That intention predated 9/11 by seven months.
    That is supposition, but meaningless. As it was an overreaction and did help OBL, the reality trumps any supposition on your part.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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