But note that we've been killing violent AQ leaders and sympathsizers since 9/11. That is what that whole multi-national Afghanistan force is there for. Are you saying all of the forces in Afghan are part of this assassination squad or do you just cherry pick the occasions when leaders are killed and assumel that it was the assassination squad?
If you believe in the Supernatural then you can become a millionaire!
Questioning or criticizing another's core beliefs is inadvertently perceived as offensive and rude.
I hope I'm not alone as a "non-right winger" in saying I'm damn glad we at least tried to do something like this.
Look, this is what our government should have been doing post-911. The invasion of Iraq was a horrible mistake. But assembling teams of covert operators to go after our enemies wherever they were hiding...that was a damn good idea. Unfortunately the planning and execution seems to have been fairly poor, but in my mind I wish they would have been more successful, that they would have expanded the program, and that we would have never found out about it.
Sword of Gideon comes to mind.
I can't stand Cheney or Rumsfeld, not at all. But on this matter, the only thing I see they did wrong was trying to micro manage it. It should have been a joint CIA/Pentagon operation that drew upon resources from every corner. Had there been better logistical and operational planning this thing may have been a true success story that quietly protected our nation.
Far from beating Cheney up about this specific program, we ought to be quietly applauding him for at least trying. God I feel dirty saying that.
Do you think we would be justified to kill people we simply disagree with, who have never actually done anything but hate us? (I'll remind you that an Al Quieda supporter is not necessarily a terrorist himself/herself. Support is a thought process, not an overt act itself)
If you have never read George Orwell's "1984".......I suggest you do so because what you are espousing is the acceptance of real-life Orwell's "Thought Police"
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Do you want Obama put on trial for these attacks??
Our obvious intention was to kill terrorists, so I would consider those attacks legitimate. Innocent people die in every war & that is unavoidable. The obvious difference is when a country deliberately targets innocent people, or people who merely support our enemies. Once you start doing that, you are no better than the terrorists you are fighting.