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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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    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • 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.

      Just because people at large won't be thinking actively about Osama, that doesn't mean our government isn't. I heard the other day from a (former) Democratic candidate for President that the U.S. has diverted most of its terror-attacking resources to the war. It's not true. We are still spending craploads of resources on preventing another attack, on capturing the terrorists, and what's the problem if regular people go back to living their lives and don't think about it every waking moment?

      I don't see a real problem here, unless you are just concerned that people will think we are more safe than we are, some problem with the country's metaphysical state of delusion. But that's nothing new; it's been that way in the U.S. since well before I was born.