US says world safer, despite 11,000 attacks in '05

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  1. Stella macrumors 604

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  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    in other news, i asked someone to paint my ceiling white this week, but instead they painted the floor black.
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    Typical politician spin. I don't think anyone's falling for it anymore.
     
  4. takao macrumors 68040

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    as long as i don't have to go through hearing

    "we fight the war over there so that we don't have to fight the war here"

    again...
     
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    How many insurgents did we create bombing all those Iraqi's? Where is Bin Laden? Bush goofed this one and its going to cost us a trillion dollars before its done. The federal govt is lost in its own lies and politics.
     
  6. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Typical contractors... ;)

    But OF COURSE we've made the world safer. If we hadn't, no one would support this war in Iraq thing!

    Oh yeah, and on a related note, another report is claiming that Iraq is now the primary training ground for terrorists. We'll be dealing with the fallout from this for decades.
     
  7. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    It's a mathematical game.

    Let's say the world is technically safer because they've foiled 1000 plots around the world. In their minds, there would have been 12,000 (instead of 11,000) successful attacks had they not sent in Jack Bauer and the CTU.

    Of course, that's a simplistic way to look at it. If we just stopped screwing around in the Middle East, we'd stop creating terrorists, and we might've had 6,000 or 4,000 or even fewer attacks around the world.
     
  8. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    But then we wouldn't be preventing nearly as many. And prevention is so important.
     
  9. solvs macrumors 603

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    ~32% still do.
     
  10. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Well it's a safer place for those invested in military industrial contracts. :cool:
     
  11. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Lets face there is one reason everyones nose is in there and thats Oil.
     

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