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  • ... that the right things will now happen for the wrong reasons. Because the American public has been snookered into believing that Saddam played a major role in 9/11, they will believe that "the war is nearly over now!" and go back to work and start playing the markets and investments long instead of short.

    So, life will get better for the US economy, and therefore the world economy, and yet we will be no closer to preventing another Osama Bin Laden attack, at all.

    The right thing happening for all the

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    • by WebDragon (1204) on 2003.12.14 14:50 (#26517) Homepage Journal
      Then again, those of us with an ounce of sense and who still remember that ol' Osama hasn't yet been captured or killed will tend to think differently and continue to hedge our bets.
      • Why would Bush want to capture a Bin Laden when they sold the Austin airport to the family in the not too distant past...if one is to believe what one reads.
        • The Binladen family in Texas has completely disowned Osama. It's something akin to my Egyptian friend Mr. Saad, who moved to this country last year and was telling me last week how people think it's funny to compare his last name to "Saddam." Something folks would rather just forget completely.

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          • Family is family.
            • And in this country family often abuses, kidnaps, runs out on responsibility, neglects child support, stays estranged for decades, and any number of other divides. What's your point?

              Holding the American branch of Bin Laden's family as being partially responsible or even comparable to him through association is borderline racism. You might as well hold all Muslims responsible since they consider each other brothers.

              Families often have black sheep.

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            • What does that mean, "family is family"? Does it mean Bush won't capture/harm Osama Bin Laden because the Bin Laden family is friends of his? That's utterly ridiculous.
              • No, I'm saying that doing business with a family obviously connected to a terrorist, even prior to 911, seems questionable especially when politicians have been crucified for far less glaringly dubious business dealings. Ferraro was, as I recall, shredded for some barely shady business practices of her ex-husband, etc.
                • No, I'm saying that doing business with a family obviously connected to a terrorist, even prior to 911, seems questionable especially when politicians have been crucified for far less glaringly dubious business dealings.

                  There's nothing dubious about the business dealings, that I've ever seen. There's no significant connection between Bin Laden's terrorist activities and the rest of his family, that anyone's ever put forth.