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Old 07-28-2005, 10:33 AM   #1
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The Al Gore Admin's War on Terror

What would the war on terror look like (Sept 12- present day) if Al Gore had been elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2004?
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it would be conducted in a lockbox
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A lot like Bush's, considering that the blueprint for the "War on Terror" was constructed during the Clinton Administration and only enacted after 9/11. Remember: Bush was only interested in building a missile shield before then.

The main difference is that there would be no Iraq in the equation. That's more PNAC than Clinton.

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We wouldn't be in Iraq.

Bin Laden would still be on the loose.

Sadaam would continue his ways.
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Bin Laden would still be on the loose.
Bin Laden is still on the loose, in case people have forgotten.

In fact, we hear so little about him these days. It's now "Iran" this. "North Korea" that. For a war that's supposed to be different than a traditional war, all the rhetoric is seemingly the same old, same old.

Overthrowing ayatollahs and sacking Kim Jung Il won't capture bin Laden or destroy "Al Qaeda."

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Bin Laden would still be on the loose.
Wow has Bush really convinced some that we somehow captured Bin Laden???


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Sadaam would continue his ways.
You mean continue not to have WMDs?
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Saddam would continue to kill, torture and starve his people for fun and invade other countries like the past while he lives in palaces

oh and PS, just because we didn't find any doesn't mean they weren't there.....iraq had a LOOONG time to remove them or hide them in other locations/countries.

and suppose the hush hush about bin laden's whereabouts in the media can be directly attributed to the fact that we want bin laden to let go his guard or that we are really close to finding him and it's "quiet" on purpose. not that i necessarily believe that, but anything is possible.
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Basically the same, except we probably wouldn't be in Iraq. I doubt we'd have bin Laden, and we'd still be very vulnerable in most areas of national security.
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Wow has Bush really convinced some that we somehow captured Bin Laden???
No, and nbcrusader never said we had. The question was about Al Gore. Nbcrusader said Al Gore would not have caught Bin Laden. He never said that Bush did catch him.

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You mean continue not to have WMDs?
No, what he meant was that Saddam would have continued to oppress and execute his own people.

And I might add that his sonswould have lived to continue to execute people and rape women on the street.
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Saddam would continue to kill, torture and starve his people for fun and invade other countries like the past while he lives in palaces
Ok but this and the war on terror are two separate things. There are still many dictators out there that are still doing this same thing and we aren't going after them. Let's not fall in the trap that this administration has made in combining the two.
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Saddam would continue to kill, torture and starve his people for fun and invade other countries like the past while he lives in palaces


thank goodness we stopped him.

now, the earth is free of formerly American-supported dictators who kill, torture, and starve their people for fun.
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thank goodness we stopped him.

now, the earth is free of formerly American-supported dictators who kill, torture, and starve their people for fun.
No, it's not free of them completely, but one is a start. Are you not happy that the world is free of Saddam and his evil sons?
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No, it's not free of them completely, but one is a start. Are you not happy that the world is free of Saddam and his evil sons?

am i happy Saddam is gone? yes.

was it worth the invasion of Iraq? no.
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Saddam would continue to invade other countries like the past
With his imaginary WMDs and lame army?
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am i happy Saddam is gone? yes.

was it worth the invasion of Iraq? no.
To some people, it wasn't. But to others it was, and I am speaking specifically of those who were living their lives in a constant state of oppression under Saddam.
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