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If you did not understand the question, read it again. Now let me help you out again -- are there U.S. troops currently in Iraq engaged in something other than the pursuit of Bin Laden and Al Qaeda? If the answer is yes, then we did not bring all of our resources to bear on the extermination of Al Qaeda after 9/11.

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Benevolent strength/leadership has a simple mantra: start nothing, finish everything. By starting something in Iraq that we cannot finish we have made ourselves look foolish and weak, and unworthy of world leadership. By letting Bin Laden and Al Qaeda off the hook, we have once again made ourselves look foolish and weak, and unworthy of world leadership. Our stature in the world has diminished under the current administration. There's your legacy right there.
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Often time while trying to achieve one goal , other problems present themselves and need attention not initially planned for. Now in regards to Iraq its a dead horse but if you want to keep beating it, don't let me stop you.

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Let me help you out here -- Iraq is not Al Qaeda.
Al Qaeda is not any particular country is it?? If so can you show me on a map where they are located?

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Why do we have 150K+ troops there if it's a dead horse? The smell must be awful.

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Al Qaeda is not any particular country is it?? If so can you show me on a map where they are located?
I can tell you where they weren't...... Any guesses (four letters, ends with a "q")?

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Yes but does that mean he/they were let off the hook? Prove to me the search for him has ended.
I think this is more along the line of belief based on evidence. Bush has found Bin Laden useful politically, especially in the 2004 election when he trotted out on que to torpedo Kerry. He is the big boogie man, the Goldstein of "1984" come to life. My belief is that Bush has done this on purpose, purposefully choking off the Afghan War, purposefully failing to invade Pakistan so he can use Bin Laden for politics. What other explanation is there? if we are "at war" why are we not using all our might against him? What is the explanation for it? Why was Saddam attacked instead?
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Who is the knucklehead that said we can't use WWII's nation building when describing our aims in Iraq?

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Because we are not fighting a nation, we are fighting religious extremists who know no national boundary. DUH!
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Often time while trying to achieve one goal , other problems present themselves and need attention not initially planned for. Now in regards to Iraq its a dead horse but if you want to keep beating it, don't let me stop you.
HAHAHAHAHAHA
That's what separates the professionals from the amateurs. We had and still have an intelligence apparatus that is dysfunctional and rooted in outdated concepts. We have policies driven by personal and foreign pressures rather than based on the interests of our citizens. We have a great military but it's in the hands of idiots that could not deploy the proper logistics for an occupation.
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Yes, a Foreign Policy that is formulated and approved by those experienced in the field, not a C Student from Yale who lacks a world view and believes in Faith Based Foreign Policy and is guided by NeoCons who believe the World is 6000 years old [that would be Rove].

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