Who poses the bigger threat in the war on terrorism: Iraq or Afghanistan?

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  1. cindybarrymore profile image61
    cindybarrymoreposted 12 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.

  2. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    personally i believe iraq never was a real threat to terrorism. afghanistan or pakistan are a much larger threat in my eyes but there are other countries that in the future will be the greatest threat in the history of mankind.

  3. Wayne Orvisburg profile image62
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 12 years ago

    Probably Afghanistan. This is the poor nation where it started. Poor communities are (in my opinion) more likely to be swayed to an extremist cause.

  4. Freeway Flyer profile image83
    Freeway Flyerposted 12 years ago

    Probably Afghanistan. It is a much tougher environment in which to fight, and a society in which loyalty to tribe and local area are much stronger than any central government. Iraq became more of a threat due to American intervention. Hussein was a lousy dictator, but he maintained order, and islamic extremists generally hated him. In either case, however, nation building is not likely to be productive:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Comparing-Vietn … fghanistan

  5. blackconception profile image60
    blackconceptionposted 11 years ago

    All of it is nonsense.  The US has supported terrorist coups in the middle east (and other areas) for over 100 years at this point. We, as a country don't have anything to worry about because we ARE the terrorists.  Until some stronger nations rise above our economic prowess, anyway.  Both of these countries are full of good, hardworking people who just want to live independently, and they are being occupied by violent hostile troops who have killed over 206,000 non-combatant citizens, destroyed schools, homes, etc.  There never was a viable terrorist threat in these countries. If we wanted to end terrorism, we would stop being terrorists (or funding it) ourselves.  In any case, I would only suppose that Afghanistan poses a larger threat to US troops merely because we have slightly less troops funneled there as opposed to Iraq; to directly answer your question.

  6. JT Walters profile image69
    JT Waltersposted 11 years ago

    Sorry, I disagree. I think the biggest problems are cocming out of Pakistan and out of Africa.


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