I think if I were fighting al-qaeda, I would have chosen to fight in Iraq, where the logistics and supply routes were available and the mobile guerrilla enemy would come to you, plus you take out saddam. Just read where Syria is moving chemical weapons and I think chemists will be able to provide information on their point of origin (at least they can on tv) and find that some are from Iraq.
AS for Afghanistan, we did go after ben laden, but who is more dangerous? al zawahiri who is still alive and in Pakistan (enemy of our ally India) and the brains behind ben laden, now number one of al qaeda. Just as Obama is not dangerous on his own as a community organizer, but those he organized as a group are termites with jaws the size of bucket loaders that are eating the foundation of liberty. I digress.
The hope for Afghanistan is the educated young. But the Taliban have closed many schools and we have to pull out...
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