We all want our soldiers to be able to come home and that, would at the same time decrease spending. At the same time, how safe do you feel if most of our soldiers are home? There's a lot that we don't know that goes on "behind the scenes". There's no right or wrong answer.
Decrease to Zero. The war on terrorism is like having a war on war - an inherent contradiction.
Maybe we should declare peace on terrorism!
That would really mess with their heads.
Decrease to its maximum. The people need the money not our so-called war on terrorism. The only terror existing is the one we bring to the countries we are invading.
Not. And how uncaring of you to even say that.
Try telling that to the victims of the Boston bombing and their families.
Fat lot of help all that spending was to them. We spend trillions and they still get attacked.
This should clue you in that the egregious spending going towards the War on Terror is doing absolutely nothing.
Boston bombing perpetrated by our agencies! Come on everything concurs to their participation. The kids had links with the FBI. Knowing their past, they let them off the tracking hook, their uncle's wife is the daughter of former top CIA official... Come on.
No, Brenda you and your ignorance got to be kidding. Did you know that the same day the Boston bombings occurred, the United States military killed 17 Afghani civilians, 11 of whom were children? Ask God, he'll tell you.
Could not agree more.
But... we owe it to our servicemen and women not to bring them home with
no jobs or retraining to get jobs here in the US.
It's been brought to our shores now. We obviously need it both overseas and here.
Decrease spending by taking away the salary of the terrorists like the Fort Hood killer, taking away useless Joe Biden's salary, and Obama's!, and actually hire people who will bring up the known ways to cut spending over-all while increasing funds to the war on terror.
Which would people rather have-------better ways to stop people like the Boston bombers, or access to $1000 dinners where Obama campaigns for his own agenda?
It's been brought to our shores? What are you talking about?
They're supposed to be public servants, not self-serving manipulating tyrants.
It's THEY who are "out there".
Hasan is still a military officer?! Oh my. Yeah, tell that to the families of the soldiers he savagely killed, (in front of many eyewitnesses, mind you).
If he hasn't been stripped of his status, he should've been.
Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce all of you to Brenda, the die-hard Christian who is pro-war, death and destruction. Brenda, you are a living example of hypocrisy and ignorance.
Welcome to the fray, KFusha.
First, thank you for your service.
Second, I'd like to caution you to be careful in how you phrase things.
Your voice is much too needed here to get banned for personal attacks!
Thank you for the advice. I allow my anger to get the best of me sometimes.
That is a clear and present danger in the politics and religion forums.
I would say the trick is to combat emotion with facts. However, facts are quite
suspect and the source questioned and discounted by those who have already
made up their mind of the opposite.
So it really comes down to becoming adept at veiled (or semi-veiled at least)
Stay this side of the invisible line and you'll be ok!
Also, Brenda, if you are so passionate about war and our overseas operations, why don't you pick up a freaking M4 and head over to Afghanistan? It is thanks to people like you that thousands of young Americans have come home in a body bag.
A former United States Marine.
President Obama, ineffect, wisely called off the "war on terror" recently. "Wars on" and "zero tolerance" policies frequently lead to brain fade and narrow focus on remedies that usually don't work.
Terrorism? About 50 Americans have died on average every year due to terrorists. However, more than 400,000 die every single year due to smoking. You want to increase war spending? Declare war on the tobacco industry. More than 400,000 Americans die every single year due to heart related disease. You want to increase spending? Increase spending in medical research. This "fear factor" needs to disappear from American culture and policy. It does nothing but artificially engineer terror, misery, violence and hatred.
by cooldad 5 years ago
Now that we all have had time to reflect, was the United States war on terrorism valid?Or, did our instant gratification culutre, react to quickly based on emotion and fear?I think American people are easily led by fear and were easily sold on the war on terror like a good beer commercial. ...
by Chris Mills 2 years ago
Could the war on terror ever be called World War III?The Wikipedia definition of World War is "a war involving many or most of the world's most powerful and populous countries. World wars span multiple countries on multiple continents, with battles fought in multiple theatres." ...
by fishskinfreak2008 9 years ago
OK I almost misread this as "The war on terror is over" when the title was the subject of a Fox News article. OK, we're not even close to finding Osama bin Laden.
by The Frog Prince 6 years ago
According to President Obama "The War On Terror" is over. Do you believe that?That's one side of the story but I wonder if the terrorists know that.
by cindybarrymore 7 years ago
Who poses the bigger threat in the war on terrorism: Iraq or Afghanistan?When stating which region, please say why. If possible, PLEASE also defend your argument using citable facts and sources.
by edmondpogi 7 years ago
Should governments respect the Geneva Conventions in the War on Terror?
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