"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
Just so you know, attacking someone personally is never acceptable on this forum. If you have nothing to add to the thread, then move along. Got it?
For the record, I have never blamed Bush for the actions of terrorists, nor will I.
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To me, imho, and ymmv, it seems that if they have shown a recent willingness to kill civilians they may also be willing to say that an attack is for revenge for a specific incident even though it was already planned and was going to happen anyway.
So, if that's the only reason we have to believe that the attack wouldn't've happened otherwise, I am disinclined to agree that not killing ObL would've prevented the attack.
I may be wrong.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Well if the Taliban said it, then it must be correct right? I mean they are hard working people and the ONLY reason that they did this is because we killed Osama. I mean they would never do such a thing if our president had say just captured him or left him alone right?
It's amazing you will believe anything the Taliban actually says and then try to lay the blood of 80 people directly on President Obama. Sickening to say the least that you would use this just for partisan jabs.