posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 09:52 AM
I disagree that "nothing was won" and it can actually be argued that we are winning the war.
All throughout the history of Islam if they haven't been at war to spread their faith onto other countries (Islam was spread at the point of a sword
exactly as Christianity was), they've been butchering each other,and if they haven't been butchering each other over thousand year old tribalism,
they've been butchering each other over that whole Sunni Vs Shi'ite thing where there's a difference of opinion over who inherited Mohammed's
powers when he died. Then, there's the whole Arab vs Israeli conflict. The whole reason why the Palestinians radicals attack Israel is becuase they
know Israel will counterattack and kill off innocent Palestinians. Not exactly a plan that keeps the best interests of innocent Palestinians in
Somewhere along the line Islamic fundamentalism got the idea into its head to start targetting the US and the west. The 9/11 attack was actually one
among many attacks- there was the attack on a US destroyer, there were attacks against US embassies, and supposedly Al Qaida got involved in the
Somalian insurgency to fight for the right of their people to starve to death. Now that we've invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, you'll notice a
decrease in Islamic Fundamentalist attacks against the west and an increase in Islamic Fundamentalist attacks against the civilian populations there-
bombings in Iraq, attacks against police stations in Afghanistan, and the like. To me, this IS a victory, because instead of Joe Smith being murdered
by a car bomb in downtown NYC it's Abdul Al Mohammed being murdered by a car bomb in downtown Bagdhad. Call this cynical, but we have now gotten the
Islamic fundamentalists to turn their attention away from the west and are back to slaughtering each other like they've done before. If the Islamic
Fundamentalists absolutely positively need to murder someone to please their imaginary best friend then I'd rather they keep that amongst themselves
than bringing it over here.
I'll be the first to acknowledge it's cruel, hard reasoning to create policy that sacrifices the lives of foreign citizens over American citizens,
but then again I'm not the one with a driving need to slaughter innocent people for the crime of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. This
isn't a war for territory, it's a war to stop terrorists from attacking Americans and America, so be squeamish about this if you want, but they're
doing it. They're just not doing it in the Walt Disney'esque cartoon way you thought they were going to do it.