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    Quote Originally Posted by treo2die4
    But given a choice, do you attack those actively fighting you or those who stand in the side looking away and whistling?
    As I said it is an intelligence matter not a military one. We did the right thing in Afganistan but not the right thing in Iraq. IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfunkmagic
    So according to your theory, if we left them alone, they wouldn't attack us right? That is very naive...
    See post above. Intelligence matter.




    Quote Originally Posted by gfunkmagic
    Still curious, are you arguing that there WERE WMD's in Iraq? No one beleives that anymore...even the right wingers!
    That is why I said Dirty Bomb not a weaponized nuclear bomb. The stuff that was looted was not weaponized but could be used in a dirty bomb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfunkmagic
    HUH?



    It seems to me not what I said, but what you perceived, or rather wanted to perceive.
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    Didnt want to perceive anything, actually I was rather surprized about the tone in your post to be honest, normally you seem more diplomatic than that...
    Lets blame the limits of internet communication on this one..

    Quote Originally Posted by gfunkmagic
    None-the-less it is a very pertinant point. One of the biggest reasons why GWB won re-election despite all the horrendous blunders in Iraq and his pathetic public speaking skills is that regardless of how bad GWB was, voters still trusted him more than the left. And this was b/c the extreme left (not the moderates) is viewed as somehow sympathetic to radical islamists or not willing enough to stand up to it and fight. This is b/c the extreme left often sees Western civilization itself as more of the cause for terrorism than the ideology of Radical Islamism. Of course there is merit to the arguement for more thoughful policy, but that does not mean you will change the ideology of the Islamist... The extreme rightwing religious nuts in contrast see the war on terror in similar terms to the radical Islamist...as civilizational war when actually it really is an Intra-Islamic war.... You see there is a spectrum in the Islamic world as well...
    I wasn't aware of those extreme leftwing sentiments in the US, it sounds silly to me too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfunkmagic
    Yeah, that is pretty skewed. To get a more accurate picture, you have realign that spectrum somewhat. In the UK and most of Europe, the center would actually be more in between the Dems and Greens while in the US the center is located more between the DLC and Reps. More specifically, the center is more slightly right of center in the US than in Europe...
    Very true, I don't consider myself left wing (liberal yes, left wing no) but in the US I would be considered left wing I guess..
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    Without going back and reading all the posts, is the correct answer to the Title Question: boring? Because 'variety is the spice of life' and 'life would be boring if we were all the same'?
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    #66  
    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT
    Very true, I don't consider myself left wing (liberal yes, left wing no) but in the US I would be considered left wing I guess..
    Anthing to the left of Conservative is 'left wing'. Even moderates are left wing to this admin.
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