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Typical Libtardian Logic. North Korea invades South Korea and that is not a war? North Vietnam invades South Vietnam and that is not a war? Iraq invades Kuwiat and that is not a war? Now, bin Laden wages war on the U.S. and you think we should not pursue him?
I agree, just as soon as we killed Saddamn Hussein we should have pulled out of Iraq and the same goes for Afghanistan after we killed bin Laden. But to not punish your enemies only makes things worse.
During WWII, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, what should we have done?
Hanging Saddam and killing UBL is only symbolic and does not mean much.
In 1979-1987 the Red Army took over Afghanistan in six days and spent the next 10 years fighting a internecine guerilla war and lost with the second best military on earth.
It eventually bankrupted the USSR and UBL had used the same template to bankrupt the USA.
The only way to win against terrorism is by fighting in the shadows with good police work just like we do with La Cosa Nostra.
General Norman Schwartzkopf : Iraq Quagmire For USA
Iraq Quagmire: That, George Bush, knew!
http://tinyurl.com/2q9ex6 / PBS Television 1997:
U.S. forces turning to ‘indirect’ war tactics
Support grows for uprooting terror havens rather than relying on firefights
http://tinyurl.com/2f69ll June. 27, 2007
So long, Rambo.
Almost six years after the worst attack ever on U.S. soil, special operations commanders believe that simply killing terrorists will not win a war against an ideologically motivated enemy.
That view is reflected in a series of transitions in special operations leadership posts. New senior officers are expected to give greater weight to an indirect approach to warfare, a slow and disciplined process that calls for supporting groups or nations willing to back U.S. interests.
Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld turned special operations forces into a "giant killing machine," said Douglas Macgregor, a former Army colonel and frequent critic of the Defense Department.
Now, with Rumsfeld gone and Navy Vice Adm. Eric Olson about to take control of U.S. Special Operations Command, Macgregor anticipates a return to the fundamentals drilled into Army Green Berets, Navy SEALs and other specially trained troops.
"The emphasis will be on,'If you have to kill someone, then for God's sakes, kill the right people,'" Macgregor said. "In most cases, you're not going to have to kill people and that's the great virtue of special operations. That's been lost over the last several years."