finding bin lauden and the other terrorist responsible for 9/11

@flpoolbum (2825)
United States
March 8, 2007 6:05pm CST
While I disagree with President Bush about sending an additional 21,000 men and women to Iraq, I don't just want them all to be sent home. I feel that the original purpose of the war has been lost in all of this politicing. Why haven't we heard any news about the search for Bin Laden or his followers? I think, and have heard that many of our soldiers feel that their fight isn't over until we can catch Bin Laden and his band of cold blooded murders. To this end, I have drafted an e-mail to my Congressman and Senators, along with one to Senators Obama, Clinton and a letter to the Speaker of the House Nancy Polsi (I spelled her name correctly in the letter, but can't think of it now.) It is really easy to send letters and e-mails to Congress. Go to www.congress.org , pick the Congresspeople and Senators you want to contact, type in your message, fill out fields for your name, e-mail address, ect. and press "Send". If you have to send a letter, (Congress people only accept e-mails from the voters in their districts but there is an opinion to send them a letter. The system will create a letter for you so you just have to print and mail it. If you agree with my view about Bin Laden, I have included a copy of the text that I sent. Just cut and paste it to the text area and send your e-mail or letter out. (Cut and paste your Congresspersons name to the greeting of the letter.) March 9, 2007 Dear Congressperson , While I oppose President Bush's plan to send 21,000 more men and women to Iraq, I do not want to send all of our soldiers home yet. I have not really heard any news or progress about the effort to capture Bin Laden and his followers. We, the American People, need to know what is going on to capture the men responsible for the attacks on September 11, 2001. With all of the talk of this illegal war and bringing the troops home, we seem to be ignoring the reason we went to war in the first place. Do not get me wrong, I would like to see our men and women come home, too! However, wouldn't all of the troop loses be in vane if our troops didn't come home to a safer America? Sincerely,
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@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Why would the news report on bin laden not being found? Who says they aren't looking for him? Who says they aren't trying to work out deals with other countries (cough Pakistan cough) to search their countries and work with locals to find Osama where he is hiding in the entire region or even world. I am certain they are still looking for him and certain that they still want to catch him, but how easy is it to work around sovereignty of a country and find one rogue guy who has support from locals?
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@flpoolbum (2825)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Yeah, you are probibly right. It would be nice to get some good news in this regard, though.
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@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
9 Mar 07
well that's wut some of the democratic politicians r saying, that the real war still stands in afghanistan, not in iraq. i agree, and that's wut i keep saying, why can't we find a supposed estranged from his rich family bin laden, but we could find a powerful saddam. oh wait i know why bush is not working hard enuff to find him!
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@flpoolbum (2825)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I agree. President Bush has tunnel vision and is only focusing on Iraq, putting us in the middle of a centuries old bloody civil war. We need to keep some troops is Iraq, since members of bin laden's army is there fighting for control of Iraq. But we need to focus on Afghanistan, and other countries that support Bin Laden forces. Contact your U.S. Congresspeople, tell them what you think. It is so easy using www.congress.org! Let's make Bin Laden and his followers pay!
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@Stringbean (1273)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I personally believe that much more progress would have been made in Iraq if the people who voted against President Bush hadn't spent the last six years trying to bring him down with lies and spiteful comments about him and his policy in Iraq. If people had talked the same way about President Roosevelt during World War II, they would have been arrested for aiding and abetting the enemy, which is exactly what these people have been doing. Your idea about writing to our congress men and women is a good one. I hope that your discussion has encouraged many people to do so. Keep up the good work.
@flpoolbum (2825)
• United States
9 Mar 07
President Roosevelt had the support of the entire country and so did President Bush after the attacks of September 11, 2001. President Bush and his team focused on on Suddam Hussein and Iraq, falsifying intelligence to make it look like he had "weapons of mass destruction". He had the support to go after Bin Laden and his cowardice crew but developed tunnel vision and focused on Iraq. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt declared war on the Country of Japan and ALL OF IT'S ALLEY'S!
@flpoolbum (2825)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I must say that WWII was hard on my people. I am a Finnish American. The Russians decided that WWII would also be a great time to invade Finland, thus making Finland an enemy of the United States, simply because they were fighting for their lives and their freedom. War can be a strange business.
• United States
9 Mar 07
Indeed it is true that war is a strange business. I think you will find that no proof has ever been found that the Bush administration ever falsified information about Sadaam's weapons of mass destruction. We know that he DID have them. Poison gas, which he used to kill tens of thousands of his own people is a weapon of mass destruction. Pictures of mobile labs were obtained by the CIA and other groups and these have never been proved to be falsified. Sadaam himself claimed to have weapons of mass destruction. Sadaam fired on planes flying in the no fly zone many times and the UN did nothing about it. I think that there was sufficient reason to take Sadaam out, and no one thought their wasn't until the side that opposed the President started spreading lies and tearing down the war effort. Until then, the American people stood behind the war -- even most of the congress who voted to fund it, and who are now trying to take back their votes with weak explanations saying they didn't really understand what they were voting for, or that they were mislead. If they were misled, I would like to know why. Each one of them should have made a thorough investigation of his own before casting an important vote like that. If they were misled, the President could very well use the same excuse.