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No President should ever hesitate to use force – unilaterally if necessary – to protect ourselves and our vital interests when we are attacked or imminently threatened. But when we use force in situations other than self-defense, we should make every effort to garner the clear support and participation of others – the kind of burden-sharing and support President George H.W. Bush mustered before he launched Operation Desert Storm. "
Obama believes the United States needs to lead the world in ending this genocide, including by imposing much tougher sanctions that target Sudan's oil revenue, implementing and helping to enforce a no-fly zone, and engaging in more intense, effective diplomacy to develop a political roadmap to peace.
U.S. effort in Darfur
"Better, but better is not good enough. [A protective force] is not going to happen without special effort on our part."
It is only a matter of time before our allies bail on us in Afghanistan.
I say pull EVERYONE out of Iraq. Put them ALL in Afghanistan, finish the job we ORIGINALLY set out to do (capture Bin Laden, not "destroy terrorism")
Originally posted by jam321
Even if we were to put all the troops in Afghanistan, we still won't capture Bin Laden. He isn't in Afghanistan.
Originally posted by alienstar
Yeah you got a point.I think we should have never invaded Iraq but we can't change the past so we are there until the job is done.As for changing people through radical thought.You say that to someone who would rather blow themselves up and hundreds of innocent people for their beliefs.I don't think so.
To destroy terrorism you have to destroy radical thought. you can't do that with a gun. JUST my opinion