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Feeling safe after 9/11 yet?

So the government has done nothing to guard against nuclear or biological attacks since 9/11. They have had 1347 days, the time between Pearl Harbor and V-J Day, and still don't have the anthrax sender's return address, or secure ports to ensure a nuclear device isn't delivered COD.

Here's an interesting opinion piece:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...051901533.html

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So the government has done nothing to guard against nuclear or biological attacks since 9/11. They have had 1347 days, the time between Pearl Harbor and V-J Day, and still don't have the anthrax sender's return address, or secure ports to ensure a nuclear device isn't delivered COD.

Here's an interesting opinion piece:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...051901533.html
We had repeated terrorist attacks in Clintons 8 years in office....and the liberals did nothing....

Bush has done far morein the last month than Clinton did in 8 years.

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RE: Feeling safe after 9/11 yet?

What would you do old300d? What's your "plan of action"? There are so many "fronts" to this issue that the U.S. doesn't have the money to address them all. Since building a giant shell around the U.S. would be too expensive, I say be proactive and put our money in bettering intelligence and wiping out the terrorist before they strike, not throwing our money away and trying to make over a thousand different scenarios for attack, "attack proof" which we can't do anyway.

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Lets take over and occupy a third world country that has NO PROVEN ties to the terrorists that caused 911! Lets spend billions on it! Hell YEA!!!!!
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Lets take over and occupy a third world country that has NO PROVEN ties to the terrorists that caused 911! Lets spend billions on it! Hell YEA!!!!!
Your not as safe in south bumfuck as you think.....

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What would you do old300d? What's your "plan of action"? There are so many "fronts" to this issue that the U.S. doesn't have the money to address them all. Since building a giant shell around the U.S. would be too expensive, I say be proactive and put our money in bettering intelligence and wiping out the terrorist before they strike, not throwing our money away and trying to make over a thousand different scenarios for attack, "attack proof" which we can't do anyway.
Shane has already pointed out my sacastic response, so obviously we are on the wrong track. However it's pretty simple to read my initial post between the lines and start with substantial action towards securing our ports. Our own Dept. of Homeland "Security" hasn't spent anything towards that end. The first step is to allocate funds, so obviously the secure ports thing ain't happening. How about going after bin Ladin? That sure ain't happening either. How about really supporting democratic ideals and support open elected governments instead of dictatorships?

Sorry, S-CLASSE, your question is kind of lame, since my answer is rather pat at this point. I wish I'd been here first to answer in the manner Shane did, I think it's more appropriate.

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Lets take over and occupy a third world country that has NO PROVEN ties to the terrorists that caused 911! Lets spend billions on it! Hell YEA!!!!!
Oh, you mean like Kosovo or Haiti........

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RE: Feeling safe after 9/11 yet?

Actually, if I wasn't so engrossed in making money and spending time on my hobbies, you'd probably find me hiding under the bed.

Let me ask you this.

1. If I kindly put every single non American citizen on a bus or plane to their home country, whether they are a Dr. or a fruit picker.

2.Closed our borders to all tourists.

3. Stopped all immigration to this country, period.

4.Gave a shoot to kill order to all guarding our borders. Hired 5,000 new border guards, with great pay and benefits, mostly hoping for retired law enforcement types.

5.Stripped every one of or detainees from Iraq butt naked and made them do the hokey pokey for 8 hours a day, and watch Jane Fonda workout videos all night.

6. From now on, just kill all insurgents on the spot, take no more captives, just instant death.

7. Level any mosque harboring weapons or insurgents.

8. Pumped oil all day and night out of Iraq, and put it in our tankers. Giving the Iraqi government credit towards the entire bill we have spent there.

9. Give the Iraqis a generous food and shelter dole, but no cash, and no say so on anything that relates to their destiny until they or their children become civilized.

10. Pay off the U.S. deficit.

Would you feel safer and would you vote for me as President?
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Lets take over and occupy a third world country that has NO PROVEN ties to the terrorists that caused 911! Lets spend billions on it! Hell YEA!!!!!
Oh, you mean like Kosovo or Haiti........
Not to mention Iraq....[8)]

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Lets take over and occupy a third world country that has NO PROVEN ties to the terrorists that caused 911! Lets spend billions on it! Hell YEA!!!!!
Your not as safe in south bumfuck as you think.....
The original premise of the thread and the referenced article is exactly what you noted, we are not as safe as some of us might think.

The article sounds like Admiral Rickover's ghost wrote it. It was one of his basic organizational characteristics that someone was in charge, and that he knew it and anyone working on the item he was in charge of also knew it. This is conspicuously missing from our present Iraq/Muslim world intervention "planning."

If someone had been responsible, they would have been called upon to explain why there were no WMD, and what the long term plan to get out is. But no one was held responsible for the lies about WMD from the administration, and no one knows even what threshold of success is that will let us bring our troops back home. Like the prison abuse crapola, the lower level of civil servants were tagged with passing bum dope and took the blame. Who is leading? The enlisted men and women, along with the compartmentalized CIA and FBI analysts? It should be the President and his administration, but they are too busy with gay marriage bans and keeping stories about brain dead people alive and bum news stories in our faces. Jim

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