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To: Saije
Osama is living the good life in Tehran. The purpose of going to Afghanistan was to smoke check him. Our brave lads almost had him in a valiant effort. I don't think Bin Laden envisioned them coming after him on horseback. Nevertheless, he had billions at his disposal, tremendously difficult terrain, a planned and friendly route out, and a head start.

Point being, we did not get him. Afghanistan has proven ungovernable. It was crazytown when Alexander the Great rolled through and it will be the same 5,000 years from now. It's not worth our brave lads blood, especially under this administration, to try and form a Jeffersonian democracy in that hole. Bring 'em home-other than a FOB. There's no shame in it. The guy slipped away. We'll get him.

7 posted on 09/23/2009 8:26:16 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Palin-I cannot spare this woman. She fights.)
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To: MattinNJ

Afghanistan is not about bin Laden.

It is about denying radical Islam a base; and, above all, denying it a huge victory—a victory which would be used by Islamists to proclaim that Allah is on their side—and from this, going on to renew attacks and wars all over the world.

Remember well that in Pakistan are nuclear weapons which are in proximity for radical Islamists to seize. And they will seize—and distribute—these WMD’s if they are not defeated in adjacent Afghanistan before turning full attention and strength on Pakistan.


8 posted on 09/23/2009 11:47:17 PM PDT by mtntop3
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