choice #1 couldn't guarantee the capture of those responsible for
the September 11 attacks, America went to war and decimated another
nation. But that choice didn't produce the capture of a single perpetrator.
so we have nothing to show for all the death and devastation – nothing
increased hatred of millions more people around the globe.
told the U.S. has simply acted in self-defense. After all, America
what we've seen wasn't retaliation. If you hit me and I hit you
back, I'm acting in self-defense. But if you hit me and I respond
by hitting your sister, that isn't self-defense – it's aggression
against your sister.
U.S. hasn't retaliated against the people who caused the September
11 attacks. It has attacked an innocent nation and achieved nothing
if retaliation is the right way, why is President Bush pressuring
India and Israel not to retaliate for terrorist acts?
government says the war in Afghanistan is wiping out Al-Qaeda, so
that there can be no more terrorist acts. But our government also
says Al-Qaeda has members in 60 countries around the world. Does
that mean there are only 59 more countries to bomb?
long as we're bombing defenseless countries, there will be widespread
resentment against the U.S. – and there will be terrorist acts against
us, with or without Al-Qaeda.
is also said that, if nothing else, the bombing of Afghanistan will
make would-be future terrorists think twice about attacking us.
why should the bombing intimidate a terrorist? After all, terrorists
don't care when innocent people die. And no evidence has been presented
that anyone involved in the September 11 attacks has been killed
by the bombings.
Osama Bin Laden has no reason to feel intimidated by the American
response. After all, the September 11 attacks have caused us to
spend tens of billions of dollars in warfare and new domestic security
procedures, turn our lives upside down, give up portions of the
Bill of Rights, and delegate vast new powers to the government.
What more could he want?
news clips show happy Afghans shedding their beards and veils –
while providing little or no coverage of the refugee camps and villages
where people are starving.
if we could be sure that a majority of Afghans – or even all of
them – approve of what the U.S. has done, the question remains:
is it the responsibility of America to replace all the world's tyrants?
If so, when does the bombing of Saudi Arabia or Zimbabwe begin?
And is the U.S. going to invade China to supervise its "human rights"
who could be so naïve as to believe the Northern Alliance is going
to rule Afghanistan in a more kindly way than the Taliban did? U.S.
troops will no more guarantee a free country than do the U.S. troops
in Saudi Arabia. But once the war is over, our government and the
press will no longer pay attention to the Afghans.
Kosovo Liberation Army – on behalf of which the U.S. bombed Serbia
in 1999 – has driven
Serbs, Gypsies, Jews, Turks and other non-Albanians out of Kosovo,
"ethnically cleansing" the area far more efficiently than Slobodan
Milosevic ever did. But how much interest have TV journalists shown
in returning to Kosovo to see what the U.S. intervention achieved?)
has the bombing of Afghanistan at least given people the feeling
they've avenged the Americans who died on September 11?
Revenge can be achieved only by hurting those who have hurt you
– not by killing innocent bystanders.
U.S. war on Afghanistan has produced nothing but misery.
don't know about you, but I feel no pride in knowing my government
has slaughtered a lot of innocent people in my name.
will end the terrorist threats to America only when America changes
its foreign policy.
President must assure the world that he's repudiating the foreign
policy of his predecessors – which rained bombs on countries like
Serbia, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Sudan – and has propped
up tyrannical dictators in countries like Iran, Indonesia, Vietnam,
and Saudi Arabia – and invaded countries like Iraq, Nicaragua, Somalia,
America becomes a friend to the world, rather than a dictator, evil
people will no longer be able to rally the support they need to
commit evil acts against us.
America is no longer a threat to the world, the world will no longer
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