I agree "sig".sig232 said:I do see your point and agree with much of what you say. But..........I do think the resources of the Islamic Radicals is limited and they choose to direct those resources into the war effort in Iraq and Afganistan, currently. If and when we pull out they will redirect their attention and resources back to the free world.Mike Barham said:Does anyone seriously believe that invading Iraq has made it more difficult for al-Qaeda to strike the US? I'd love to hear why.leeindy said:let them fight there battle over there. not here.
And Afghanistan? All we did was drive them into Pakistan, which we won't invade because it is ostensibly a "friendly" nation. I am not sure why it would be harder to plot attacks from Pakistan instead of Afghanistan. But there they sit in the mountains of Pakistan, coming down occasionally to kill American and NATO troops and generally make life miserable for everyday Afghans. Whack-a-mole, anyone?
Denying terrorists a safe haven is a fine idea in theory, but if we really want to follow through on that, we will have to invade every nation in the Middle East (except Israel) and most of Africa. We're spread rather thinly on two fronts already, never mind opening up a dozen or two more.
I grieve for the loss of one of our troops but if we kill them in the ratio of 100 to 1 or 1,000 to one are we ahead or are they winning? If they choose to strike terror into Iraq and Afgan and kill their own people, will not their own people soon wake up and realize they are killing their own and turn on the radicals? If we leave will they then be able to come to American and kill us in the reverse of that ratio, since they will be bombing our shopping centers, trains, buses, trucks, planes, and markets? What do you think?
It is Islam that has chosen not to cooexist with christians and other religions. Other religions have accepted them with open arms, into Europe and America. Israel knows that the only way to deal with Muslims is through strength and to meet an attack with two attacks, thats all radical muslims understand and respect. If you show weakness you and your famlies will be killed in your favorite church. They have no boundries when it comes to violence. They are merchants of fear and thats the only thing that they understand, FEAR! They will never work out a deal, negoiate a settlement, or truce.
Like a Grizzley bear that has tasted blood and is circling your cabin, you will have to kill him to stop the attack! He will not go away and will never give up!