Quote: Originally Posted by Avro
What if we had done nothing at all?
We gave the Bin Laden what he wanted.
Macho BS got in the way of common sense.
Now that's about as delusional as one can get.
9-11 didn't just appear out of nowhere. It was the second attempt at the WTC by Islamists.............(although I am not sure of any connection of the actual attackers to the Afghanistan regime.........the choice of the target of 9-11 is just too much to be a coincidence)
And was preceeded by attacks on the USS Cole and on three embassies in Africa by elements with connections to bin Laden in Afghanistan.
Which rated essentially NO reaction from that idiot Clinton, who left the training areas in Afghanistan alone...........well, he fired a missle or two.......
But basically the Islamists were left in peace to train, plan, and execute the co-ordinated attacks of 9-11.
An act that could not be allowed to pass unanswered.
I somehow doubt bin Laden wanted his training camps destroyed, his protectors deposed, his supporters slaughtered, his organization scattered........that is just silly. He thought he was still dealing with Clinton. Or with the Russians. Or he thought Allah would protect him.
Remember the "strong horse, weak horse" quote?
Well, bin Laden and his boys ain't looking too powerful at the moment.