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To: narby
Comparing an era where wars were fought exclusively by nation-states, using military formations, with our current dilemma is less than useful. Enough nerve gas to kill everyone in Times Square might fit in one barrel. 9/11 killed thousands and did billions of dollars in damage without using any military equipment at all.
6 posted on 01/12/2004 9:56:04 AM PST by Dilbert56
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To: Dilbert56
Comparing an era where wars were fought exclusively by nation-states, using military formations, with our current dilemma is less than useful. Enough nerve gas to kill everyone in Times Square might fit in one barrel. 9/11 killed thousands and did billions of dollars in damage without using any military equipment at all.

The actions on 9/11 were taken by people who were supported by nation-states. Afghanistan specifically. And Iraq as well (training sites, and money to terrorist organizations).

I agree with the Bush doctrine of treating nation-states that support terrorists, as terrorists themselves. That's the only long term solution we have, and it seems to be working.

9 posted on 01/12/2004 10:00:19 AM PST by narby (McGovern lost in 72 - and launched the left's takover of the Dem party)
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