posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 11:24 AM
Just to get into the 'mindset of the terrorist' conversation:
Orginizations involved with 'fighting America', have never had better numbers, donations and desire to fight. With America sitting out of the Middle
East, they loose much 'buying power' among those they wish to recruit.
It would be much easier to recruit those who would 'fight the big satan' if the big satan is actually in your backyard.
It's not just terrorist orginizations; look back to the US before we got involved in WWII. The vast majority of the country wanted nothing to do with
the war in Europe, and could care less about the war in the far east. Yet, when the fight came to them, volunteers signed up in the hundreds of
thousands over night.
So, if obtaining more persons and money for your cause was your goal, then would you not want a president in power who talks of not leaving Iraq
unless it is in honor in victory (when honor and victory is not happening any time soon, if at all)?
The arguments that: Terrorists would want Obama because he would not insist on another surge; he would maintain less of a military presense in the
Middle East, etc..., is bunk.
'They' want to bleed the beast slowley. The surge, Iraq, Afghanistan...as long as the war drags out they, at least in some sense, are winning their