Bi-Polar Bear wrote:
Sure lets elect McCain. I want to be at war in the Middle
East until my children and grandchildren don't go to school because every dime has been spent blowing up and then rebuilding other people's countries.
If you'd prefer we were at war here instead, vote Democratic.
The weak kneed responses by Bill Clinton to the terrorist attacks on the WTC in 93, our embassies in Africa , the Khobar Towers, and the USS Cole had the effect of emboldening our enemies till 9-11 was the next step.
GWB made the choice to clean out the rat's nest that is the Middle East and went after terrorist sanctuaries in Iraq. (Don't even bother to deny that Saddam harbored terrorists. Don't deny he funded them either. I don't have time for your naivete.)
Bush has devastated the operational capabilities and leadership of Al-Qaeda and put terrorists in the bad position of fighting/killing other Muslims for control of small pieces of territory in Iraq.
As a result, the extremists get less and less support from nonradical Muslims , who are the overwhelming majority of Muslims worldwide.
Would you rather that terrorists had the time , money and energy to turn their sights to our shores again?