View Poll Results: Did Osama Bin Laden achieve his goals?

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    Re: Did Osama Bin Laden achieve his goals?

    Yes. Bin-Laden wanted the US to get dragged into a long sustained war/conflict that alienates many in the countries dominated by the Islamic religion. He also wanted to drag the US into a situation where they spend lots of $$$ of that effort. Seems like to me we played right into what he wanted


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    Re: Did Osama Bin Laden achieve his goals?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    No, what I said was correct. 9/11 was the catalyst for the War on Terror.
    Not really, it just stepped it up. Made it a world wide phenomenon.
    It was done to divide us, and it worked.

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    Re: Did Osama Bin Laden achieve his goals?

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    Re: Did Osama Bin Laden achieve his goals?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    He won the moment we passed the Patriot Act. He could never destroy us or our values (liberty) on a battlefield, but he managed to scare us into doing it to ourselves.

    Instead of reacting to 9/11 as we did, we should have just rebuilt the tower EXACTLY as they were and never mentioned his name again. That would have been a big **** YOU to terrorists, it would have said loud and clear "you're not going to scare us, you're not going to change us, we're just going to keep being free; business as usual"
    Well said.

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    Re: Did Osama Bin Laden achieve his goals?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Looking back at the last decade, I can't help but feel that Osama actually achieved his goals. What do you think?
    His goal was to make all nations Islamic and he has failed miserably in that.
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: Did Osama Bin Laden achieve his goals?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    His goal was to make all nations Islamic and he has failed miserably in that.
    That wasn't his goal in fighting America. He wanted to bleed America of treasure, so that it wouldn't be able to sustain itself and eventually crumble. While he may not have achieved that goal, he certainly inflicted damage.

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    Re: Did Osama Bin Laden achieve his goals?

    9/11 served to catapult Bin Laden's brand of terrorism, Al Qaeda, and Jihad onto the global stage. It was certainly an issue before, but now it's THE issue in global politics. In terms of getting his issues into the public eye, Bin Laden certainly achieved a victory.
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    Re: Did Osama Bin Laden achieve his goals?

    Have no clue if it was his plan, but we reacted in about the worst possible way. It killed, maimed, orphaned, displaced hundreds of thousands of people, cost trillions, created more enemies. I think it is wise to leave justice to God and never seek revenge.

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