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Old 02-02-2002, 07:23 PM   #31
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I could NOT believe some of the things he was saying.

Case in point, the Phillippines. Terrorists are there and we are there fighting them. Now Bush has the fantastic and *ORIGINAL* idea! Train the Philippinos to fight for themselves. HEEEELLLLOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Remember Ronald Reagan?! Maybe oh I dunno, THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAS!!!??? Ohhh, wait maybe it will be more like the time we trained the Afghanis to fight the Soviets with *OUR* tactics. Beep beep back the truck up, those are the same people FIGHTING US NOW!!

This training thing may seem to be a good idea, but it DOES NOT work! I cannot believe Rumsfeld wants to do this! Did they skip over the 80s and early 90s (when SOMEONE'S dad was President) in their history books? If we carry this out it will be asking for people to attack us in the future.

And your solution is -- what, exactly?

It seems to me the only course left are sending in our own troops or doing nothing.

If we send in our own troops, those who complain now will be screaming "Vietnam" all over again.

And if we do nothing substantial, then we'll be inviting more terrorism, just as Clinton's non-responses to attacks on U.S. embassies, bases, and naval vessels did nothing to deter the terrorists from attacking our office buildings in New York.

History teaches us many things, including the simple fact that these thugs who attacked us understand one thing: brute force.
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Old 02-03-2002, 04:38 AM   #32
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And if we do nothing substantial, then we'll be inviting more terrorism, just as Clinton's non-responses to attacks on U.S. embassies, bases, and naval vessels did nothing to deter the terrorists from attacking our office buildings in New York.

Just out of interest, what response would you have liked to have seen from Clinton in response to those incidents? Are you talking about military force and if so, who should it have been directed against?

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Old 02-04-2002, 01:32 PM   #33
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What response? What we're doing now, against al Queda.

The Clinton Administration knew bin Ladin was behind the attacks - hence the two (and only two) cruise missles. We should have showed more teeth when our embassies and military bases were attacked.
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all he was doing is reading a teleprompter from what Dr. Rice wrote for him to say.
LOL! really, though, she is an incredible woman.


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It's clear, though, that even if presidents have speech writers that they ultimately approve the final draft.

No one simply said to President Bush, "Here's the speech, read it."
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