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Old 05-11-2007, 05:01 PM   #1
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What does $456 billion buy?

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/ga..._TheCostofWar/

What the cost of the Iraq war could translate to.
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Since security costs liberty and liberty is priceless that statement may be rationalised.
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Yep. Thank God they got rid of that Osama guy and Al-Qaeda... oh, wait, they didn't do that, did they?
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Yep. Thank God they got rid of that Osama guy and Al-Qaeda... oh, wait, they didn't do that, did they?
I haven't seen another attack like 9/11 on US soil since, well let's see 9/11!
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I haven't seen another attack like 9/11 on US soil since, well let's see 9/11!
You should contact Lisa Simpson, I think she has a rock you might be interested in.
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You should contact Lisa Simpson, I think she has a rock you might be interested in.
So wait, lives are at stake and all you can use is a Simpson's analogy?
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I haven't seen another attack like 9/11 on US soil since, well let's see 9/11!
Well, let's see, it's getting close to six years since the 11 September 2001 attacks. Were there any similar attacks in the equivalent timeframe BEFORE 11 September 2001? Nope. Your point is meaningless.

And are you familiar with DrTeeth's Simpsons reference? Because if you are, you'd know it's a damn good point.
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I haven't seen another attack like 9/11 on US soil since, well let's see 9/11!
Attacks after 9/11?

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Unless only America counts........
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Attacks after 9/11?

Madrid
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Unless only America counts........
And Bali...twice.
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Madrid
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Unless only America counts........
And Cologne... well, the bombs didn't work, but we were so close towards a similar tragedy. Stupidity saved us.
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Attacks after 9/11?

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Unless only America counts........
Hence the "on US soil" part of my statement.
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Well, let's see, it's getting close to six years since the 11 September 2001 attacks. Were there any similar attacks in the equivalent timeframe BEFORE 11 September 2001? Nope. Your point is meaningless.

And are you familiar with DrTeeth's Simpsons reference? Because if you are, you'd know it's a damn good point.
Was Jihad waged on us before? I think not, at least not at the level it is now.

And no I'm not familiar with it, I stopped watching Simpsons a long time ago.
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Well, let's see, it's getting close to six years since the 11 September 2001 attacks. Were there any similar attacks in the equivalent timeframe BEFORE 11 September 2001? Nope. Your point is meaningless.

And are you familiar with DrTeeth's Simpsons reference? Because if you are, you'd know it's a damn good point.
So things like Oplan Bojinka, millenium bombing plot, USS Cole, Kenya and Tanzania embassy bombings and WTC bombings don't count? Or for that matter the foiled attacks since September 11. It's not like there has ever been a pause either in the preceeding decade or since.
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