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"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
It's possible. Depending on the President's personal leanings, it could accelerate it or not. With public opinion, there could very well be the expectation that if we get the face of the attack after decimating the original leadership and network, why bother doing much more? We already toppled a regime, and placed a more democratic one in its place (albeit fragile). That being said, it would ignore the course of action the Bush administration thought was most prudent and what so far the Obama administration has likewise embraced: not seeing terrorism as a policing matter, but rather a wide conflict that sometimes involves states, that takes a great deal of time to solve.
Last edited by Fiddytree; 05-04-11 at 12:19 PM.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963