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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:31 PM

30. It's the least-awful of 3 awful options.

Option 1: Ground troops. I really shouldn't have to explain how this option is awful.

Option 2: Disengage. Well, live-and-let-live didn't work in the past. The terrorists are motivated by history, not the future. So assurances that we'll leave them alone aren't going to stop future attacks. With time and space to plan and prepare, another large attack within the US will happen - we aren't perfect at stopping them. And after the last attack, we almost lost our Democracy.

Option 3: Drone strikes. Pisses some people off, could kill some innocents, but disrupts planning and denies a safe haven for training. Local governments aren't actually all that upset - the islamists threaten them too, but have sufficient power that they can't openly act against the islamists.

Option 3 is awful. It's less awful than option 2 or option 1.

I'd love it if we could simply disengage, but we fucked up in the 1950s and Republicans continued to fuck up the situation since. Without a time machine to go back and stop those fuck ups, just leaving them alone isn't going to work.

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