Posted by seamar_116 on 1/23/2013 7:53:00 AM (view original):
Posted by swamphawk22 on 1/20/2013 9:13:00 PM (view original):1. Evidence to prove?
1 He is bad for the stock market, he isnt catastrophic. We are just recovering slower than we would.
2 We are still there.
3 We didnt go into Pakistan, we ran a raid into Pakistan. And it makes us feel better that Osama is dead, but it is just cosmetic.
3. Huh? Isn't a raid into Pakistan the same as "going into Pakistan"? Nobody can use the language like you Swamp.
And you are saying that there was no point in going after Bin Laden. So that is an admission by you that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were mistakes...ergo Bush made a mistake. That is HUGE progress on your coming to grips with reality. I am proud of you Swamp!
3 No. Going into Pakistan meant invasion. A small raid for a specific purpose was not what he was talking aobut. As Rush likes to say...Words have meanings.
By the time we killed Osama the infrastructure of Al Qadea was devestated by the wars and many of their top leaders in the middle east were killed or captured. The orginization was fragmented. His death didnt really make the group less powerful. It was a great victory for moral and may have had some strategic impact but was not the same as a 2003 kill would hav been.
The wars were not mistakes.
There was some tactical flaws in the original "Rumsfeld plan" and so we lost lives and resources we didnt need to lose. The eventual Surge fixed that.