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  •  Bin Laden's goal with 911 (4+ / 0-)

    was to draw the US into an Asian land war so he could bleed our treasury dry.

    Your boy Bush served up Bin Laden's wishes on a silver platter.  Unpredictable?  Iraq certainly was, but  predictably that war made us a less wealthy nation and lowered respect for the US in the world.  

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:50:37 AM PST

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    •  al-Qaeda's chief strategist wanted an Iraq war (4+ / 0-)

      He predicted ahead of time that it would be the best thing that could happen for al-Qaeda.

      After the occupation began, Zawahiri publicly thanked God for it.

      Generals, spies, and other experts warned against the Iraq fiasco at the top of their lungs.

      The units that had been hunting bin Laden in Afghanistan were pulled out to move to Iraq.

      Our military's readiness was reduced.

      A strategic bulwark against Iran was destroyed.

      By 2004, there was one, and only one, reason to vote for Bush. In your self-examination, please work out how you came to have such bitter, twisted, soul-blackening hatred for America so that you can overcome it.

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