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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Even though Bin Laden is dead how much you want to bet we won't be in Afghanistan for another year if not more?

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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewC23 View Post
    Even though Bin Laden is dead how much you want to bet we won't be in Afghanistan for another year if not more?
    "we won't be in Afghanistan for another year if not more?"

    uhm...what?
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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Okay are you the president where did you get this information from?

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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    I'm so very glad we finally got OBL. I think President Obama deserves the credit for taking out public enemy #1. I want to give GW Bush credit, but I can't because he had the SOB dead in his sights, trapped in the hills of Tora Bora on both sides - he had nowhere else to go - and he called off the pursuit. It took over 8 years from that time to this before someone within government to finally get a clue and simply follow the couriers. (My wife and I had been saying it for years considering that's how he's been getting videos to Al Jazeera all these years.)

    I've always known (or rather "believed") OBL was inside Pakistan. I never thought for a second he was anywhere else. Maybe the Pakistan central government didn't know for sure he was there, but their military and intell agency knew. Regardless, I think US/Pakistan relations will be strained from here on out because they just can't be trusted. I mean, we'd have had him long ago if all levels of their government had cooperated fully from the start. I mean, we warned them about accepting the Taliban, but they didn't listen and sufferred the consequences for it with domestic terrorism within their out boarders by them.

    I do believe we have to be even more diligent from here on out because people loyal to OBL and Al Quada will seek retribution for killing their defacto leader. If our men and women in uniform stated abroad weren't on high alert before, they certainly should be now!

    As for the War on Terror in Afghanistan, I think we should start pulling our troops out. If Harmid Karsid (spell check) along with the Afghan people honestly believe we are occupiers of their country rather than being their to help them while also fighting against those terrorist elements that did harm to our people on our soil, then I say leave them ASAP! After all, unlike when the Afghan/Soviet war ended, they do have a government in place now. So, I say leave and let them government themselves from here on out. As far as I'm concerned, "the mission IS finally accomplished!"

    As to who gets the reward money for OBL getting killed, I'd say the person who gave them the most direct intel on exactly where he was whomever that person may be.

    And that's my worth on the subject.
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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    I said it once and I'll say it again. Obama deserves no congrats for this...he didn't do anything but was briefed on intel and gave the go ahead. I don't credit to bush for capturing saddam, he didn't do anything. Obama is nothing more than the president at the time we got him. It's foolish to think he really had anything to do with the kill. He was 8000 miles away.
    If this mission failed and the American soldiers were killed you would have been the first to blame Obama too.

    Most remember how Carter was given the blame for the failed rescue attempt of hostages in Iran. Unfortunately trying to fly low under radar the helicopters suffered engine problems due to the flying sand and we lost 8 servicemen.

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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I'm so very glad we finally got OBL. I think President Obama deserves the credit for taking out public enemy #1. I want to give GW Bush credit, but I can't because he had the SOB dead in his sights, trapped in the hills of Tora Bora on both sides - he had nowhere else to go - and he called off the pursuit. It took over 8 years from that time to this before someone within government to finally get a clue and simply follow the couriers. (My wife and I had been saying it for years considering that's how he's been getting videos to Al Jazeera all these years.)

    I've always known (or rather "believed") OBL was inside Pakistan. I never thought for a second he was anywhere else. Maybe the Pakistan central government didn't know for sure he was there, but their military and intell agency knew. Regardless, I think US/Pakistan relations will be strained from here on out because they just can't be trusted. I mean, we'd have had him long ago if all levels of their government had cooperated fully from the start. I mean, we warned them about accepting the Taliban, but they didn't listen and sufferred the consequences for it with domestic terrorism within their out boarders by them.

    I do believe we have to be even more diligent from here on out because people loyal to OBL and Al Quada will seek retribution for killing their defacto leader. If our men and women in uniform stated abroad weren't on high alert before, they certainly should be now!

    As for the War on Terror in Afghanistan, I think we should start pulling our troops out. If Harmid Karsid (spell check) along with the Afghan people honestly believe we are occupiers of their country rather than being their to help them while also fighting against those terrorist elements that did harm to our people on our soil, then I say leave them ASAP! After all, unlike when the Afghan/Soviet war ended, they do have a government in place now. So, I say leave and let them government themselves from here on out. As far as I'm concerned, "the mission IS finally accomplished!"

    As to who gets the reward money for OBL getting killed, I'd say the person who gave them the most direct intel on exactly where he was whomever that person may be.

    And that's my worth on the subject.
    If he was in Pakistan, how could he be in the the hills of Tora Bora?

    Maybe Bush knew something the rest of us didn't?

    And of course they got the revelation of who the couriers were as a result of water boarding. George Bush deserves credit for that.

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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Obama gave a great speech, and did an excellent job presiding over the hunt for OBL. Good on ya, Mr. President.
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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by ElCid View Post
    Obama gave a great speech, and did an excellent job presiding over the hunt for OBL. Good on ya, Mr. President.
    Agreed. Ultimately he was the one who made the final decision.

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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewC23 View Post
    Okay are you the president where did you get this information from?
    try this again sober.
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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Agreed. Ultimately he was the one who made the final decision.
    Yeah.....this is third thing the guy has done that I liked. I hope he doesn't keep this up. I don't want to starting liking him.
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