posted on Jul, 25 2003 @ 02:30 PM
The goal is to take them out of power, to get them out of a position to be a threat. For example, the goal to depose Saddam was successful,
regardless of whether or not he survives, he still currently has no real influence in the area.
Unfortunately, this is not the case when attacking a terrorist network...as in Osama's case. You can't really lump the war against Al Queda, with
the war in Iraq, as it's like apples and oranges...two completely different types of war. We did succeed in cutting a great deal of Osama's power
and influence, but we still aim to eliminate it completely...
The bottom line is that regimes (whether Islamic militant, or nutsy North Korean) that pose a threat to us and/or our interests, will continue to be
"blown up" if they continue being threats to our way of life....