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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-23-08 09:20 PM
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57. The bigger picture
I agree that bin Laden and al Qaeda should be considered real threats.

But I don't think that invading a sovereign nation is the way to deal with it. If Bush had the slightest interest in finding a way to deal with al Qaeda short of going to war with another nation, he would have sat down and talked to the Taliban about it. They offered to extradite bin Laden to Pakistan to stand trial. They even offered to extradite him to the U.S. if we provided evidence of his involvement in 9/11. Bush had no interest in negotiating on any of that -- any more than he had any interest in avoiding war with Iraq.

I have (at least some) confidence that Obama will try to find a way to deal with this short of escalating the war in Afghanistan.
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