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GiovanniC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:26 AM
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68. Oh Please -- Save It
Let's start with the generally accepted assumption that Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda were responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States. Serious efforts should have been made to bring those responsible to justice.

Instead, the attacks were used as a justification to attack a country that had nothing to do with the attacks, and resources were diverted away from more worthy causes. Imagine what could be done to boost our security and intelligence initiatives with the billions of dollars wasted in order to tear apart an entire country and to kill 100,000 of its innocent civilian population. Imagine what could have been accomplished in the hunt for Osama bin Laden and other members of his organization if over a hundred thousand troops were out looking for him instead of being sitting ducks in Iraq. Imagine how many fewer terrorists there would be worldwide if we weren't out killing people's children, destroying their livelihoods and removing their hope.

Events like this UNDERSCORE AND EMPHASIZE the need to criticize the horrific things that Bush has done that have brought us to this point, and have placed not just ourselves but also our friends across the pond in increasing danger -- all for the sake of more money and more power for the already wealthy and already powerful.

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