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Francine Frensky Donating Member (870 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:05 PM
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Today's bombing PROVES that Bush is losing the war on
terror.

We didn't finish the job in Afghanistan and we're still having problems over there.

We wasted time and money and men killing off a dying dictator in a country that didn't used to have a terrorist base, but now has one, big time. And thanks to wasting our resources in Iraq, we're more vulnerable at home.

Why aren't our borders more secure?? Why have our local police budgets been cut?? Why are our plants and nuclear facilities still vulnerable???

We torture arabs in prisons, we've bombed innocent civilians, and the bottom line is we blew the "winning the hearts and minds" thing in Iraq....this is Bush's legacy: INCREASING terrorism and INCREASING anti-American sentiment.

We're not winning anything and Bush has made no progress in this war on terror.





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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:08 PM
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1. Good summary
Just the facts.

Thanks.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:08 PM
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2. You're right. And furthermore,
all of Europe knows it too. This is Bush's harvest that we're all reaping. At this very moment, all the leaders are discussing what happened. You can bet they are being realistic: how can we prevent this, will they strike again, and where.

They ALL know who caused this.
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:08 PM
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3. My thoughts exactly, but Bush will say that the war on terror is a long
range war, a la Cold War. Of course his supporters will lap that up and still refuse to risk their lives and bodies in Bush's hell hole.
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Francine Frensky Donating Member (870 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:16 PM
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5. It is a long range war, but the fact is we're headed in the wrong
direction at the moment: bush's policies are increasing terror.

There's simply no denying that fact.

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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:09 PM
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4. You're exactly right!
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katsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:18 PM
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6. And tommorrow....
our Democratic representatives should be screaming that message over ALL the airwaves.

The facts, rising number of attacks (during regime's reign) and bush's disasterous foreign policy supports your message.

The only statement I question is whether this is a war on terror or is it really a war waged by our corporate facist government against foreign people who want no part of our meddling in the affairs of their countries.
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Neerav B. Trivedi Donating Member (78 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:21 PM
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7. I say the latter.
There is no other way to describe it.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:24 PM
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8. Bush is ESCALATING terror --demonstrably so even before London.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 02:27 PM by kenny blankenship
We must always remember to put evidence like the following in front of our discussions and considerations of the London event, to understand it in context. Bush's failure is deep and growing!

U.S. Figures Show Sharp Global Rise In Terrorism

The number of serious international terrorist incidents more than tripled last year, according to U.S. government figures, a sharp upswing in deadly attacks that the State Department has decided not to make public in its annual report on terrorism due to Congress this week.

Overall, the number of what the U.S. government considers "significant" attacks grew to about 655 last year, up from the record of around 175 in 2003, according to congressional aides who were briefed on statistics covering incidents including the bloody school seizure in Russia and violence related to the disputed Indian territory of Kashmir.Terrorist incidents in Iraq also dramatically increased, from 22 attacks to 198, or nine times the previous year's total -- a sensitive subset of the tally, given the Bush administration's assertion that the situation there had stabilized significantly after the U.S. handover of political authority to an interim Iraqi government last summer.

The State Department announced last week that it was breaking with tradition in withholding the statistics on terrorist attacks from its congressionally mandated annual report. Critics said the move was designed to shield the government from questions about the success of its effort to combat terrorism by eliminating what amounted to the only year-to-year benchmark of progress.
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Even though the State Dept. is withholding statistics it compiles, the rise in global terrorism is unmistakable and indisputable. The fact that State has been instructed to withhold data shows that the Bush Administration KNOWS it is losing the war on terror by rational yardsticks.

However what is still in question is whether the Bush War of Terror was ever really supposed to suppress terrorism worldwide, or rather to stir up conflict globally and increase terrorist violence instead, giving the US leadership the lattitude and the excuses needed to move militarily in achieving a variety of goals around the globe.
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