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  • I guess the camp at Salam Pak which trained people to take over commercial air liners, Abu Abbas' terrorist training camp and Ansar Al-Islam, all operating in Iraq with the support and knowledge of Saddam Hussein are just American propaganda?

    It's clear to me there's lots of evidence that Saddam Hussein was working with terrorists now, and more comes out daily.

    I'm more comfortable with control of the situation whether than just guessing who and how the terrorists are being supported.

    Since Saddam had not g

    • $700,000,000,000?

      Yeah, without 9/11 we'd probably still be buying Yahoo stocks for $100+

      You really think you're safer now. Just because the terrorists can't stay in Iraq? Well, they're gonna move somewhere else. The US won't stop them with force before they either colonized the whole and I don't think that's anyone's plan.

      Ok, I admit I think that is Bush's plan but his mom said she'd be mad if he did it.

      • Yes, $700 Billion in economic damage.

        Remember it closed the US Stock market for almost a week. The World Trade Center was in the heart of the economic district. The insurance industry is still very shaky. Airlines and the travel industry in general took a huge hit. It did a great deal of damage to the overall economy.

        • You really think you're safer now. Just because the terrorists can't stay in Iraq?

        Yes, I think I'm safer when we go out and actually do something about the problem rather than just quivering in our basements and hoping they won't hurt us again.

        What's the alternative? Giving in to every Al Qaeda demand? Lifting the sanctions against Iraq and letting them build Nuclear bombs? Or, if you are not for lifting sanctions, allowing Saddam Hussein to fritter away the oil-for-food money on his palaces while he starves and deprives his people which results in the deaths of 10,000 people every month? Is that what you would prefer?

        Look, I'm all for trying to address the regional problems and I think getting rid of oppressive regimes in Iraq and Afghanistan that support terrorists is a good start.

        The US should put strong pressure on Israel for peace (and, of course, the World should put strong pressure on the PLO, too), but if we only addressed the problems without actively attacking the terrorists then the terrorists would be emboldened that they could their concerns addressed through terror.

        • Yes, I think I'm safer when we go out and actually do something about the problem rather than just quivering in our basements and hoping they won't hurt us again.

          'Something', in this case, has yet to be seen as effective. Simple economics dictate that -- currently -- it's cheaper for a 9/11 than a War On Iraq. It's cheaper for someone to become a banana republic dictator and crash a plane into a building than it is to build the building, or build the infrastructure that produced the building, etc.

          If

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