|Dungeon Master Zack|
Dungeon Master Zack wrote:A lot of people who could have attacked America are dead. That may have not been the best outcome, but it is something.
As are a whole lot of people who never would have. And some of their relatives and sympathizers now fall into the category of "people who could attack America".
What about the people who participated in 9/11? Can we say that all of those people were just angry at America for various foreign policy decisions and if we never interfered with the Middle East they would have no reason to ever attack us? Where does this line of thought end? If we take foreign intervention off the table now, where does it lead?
Why don't we take this to PMs or another thread though? If you think it's worth discussing further, that is. I just get angry with conflating Iraq and Afghanistan, because they are not the same. Our invasion in Iraq was unjustified, at least for the reasons given. There are a lot of dictators who harm their own people, if we go after one, why not all the others? Including those who only came to power because the United States. If you want to lambast the US for our actions taken in the past, we helped the Taliban come to power in the first place!
Maybe we should just discuss Obama's proposed action, whether we should invest in the future, instead of ruminating on the past. Because I'm not sure it isn't a good idea. I'd like to take advantage of it myself.