I'm not concerned with the deaths of civilians in other countries. My number one concern is the safety of the American people. If civilians in other countries become collateral damage during American combat operations, that is the fault of the leadership of that country.It's not a stupid question. Your stupid proposal would lead to Americans dying (not to mention civilians in other countries). They're ran by a dictator who's about to step down. Don't think he's not crazy enough to attack the US. Also, you really think we could've stopped 9/11 with a stronger anti-terrorism program? Especially considering we knew about Osama Bin Laden for years before 9/11? It's been documented that we warned Bush several times about possible terroristic attacks from Bin Laden.
Yes, had we not passed on the chance to capture/kill UBL three+ times, 9/11 may not have happened. Two American embassies were bombed in Africa. That's when we should have invaded Afghanistan and destroyed AQ and the Tallies.
yes, Bush was warned of terrorist attacks by AQ. However the lack of the where, when and how and only 8 months to realign the gilflirted version of intelligence that he was left with wasn't enough to act.
How on earth is an environment artificially changed?Do I understand adapt and overcome? Do you? What part of artificially changing the environment has to do with natural selection? Do you know how difficult it is to adapt to a situation as fast as people can change it? It takes generations. This is really a stupid argument. Let's throw poison into the air and say "if people can't adapt, then they're naturally selected to die off." Also, since when did marsh mice lead to people dying? What are you even getting at here? How many of your arguments are worth dead babies dying? <- that's also a stupid argument that is just sensationalism.
We did do a fine job of protecting the country. I don;t think that can be said, now. In a couple of years, the dilligence that has been created within out national security agencies will be eroded, opening the door for another attack on the same scale as 9/11.Are you pretending to be ignorant or is it natural? We do fine protecting our own homeland (except 9/11 apparently, but you can blame that one on PBO). We already have money spent in all of these things. How do you suppose we fund another war?
When I was in the service, we had a saying, "Make a decision, even if it's wrong." A bad decision is worse than no decision at all. PBO isn't being decisive. That is very dangerous for the nation.Protecting the country is wasting money if you do it in a stupid way. Why not just nuke every other country then? Surely we'd end up protecting our own country. But that's stupid isn't it?
Not conventionally. Besides, China doesn't want all that paper they've bought from us to suddenly become worthless in literally, just a few hours.Also, I would imagine China's smart enough to attack us in a way that catches us offguard.