Are we really winning the war on terrorism?

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    Sure body counts are piling up in Afghanistan. We have not suffered a major terrorist attack in country since 9/11 and we have locked up scores, nay, hundreds of people who have thought, plotted or attempted to commit a terrorist act.

    What are their objectives? To physically destroy America? Impossible. To change the American way of life? Feasible. To have us withdraw from the Middle East? As long as there is oil this will not happen.

    Yet the terrorists are winning here in America. They have taken away our sense of security. They have taken away some of our basic freedoms. We cannot get on an airline without being scrutinized, sometimes frisked or strip searched. If your name is mistakenly placed on a secret list you cannot fly and will be detained. You email or even telephone conversation can be recorded and analyzed. You residence can be under surveillance by remote equipment without warrant that can penetrate the walls and show what you are doing. And these are just a few things that are happening.

    So who is wining this war?
     
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    HUGGY I Post Because I Care Supporting Member

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    Ha...Ha... What a pussy! Terrorists have taken away YOUR sense of security? :eek:

    You watch too much television. :lol:

    Get a grip!

    Better start paying attention to reality... You may find yourself daydreaming about terrorists and step out in front of a bus. :lol:
     
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    I don't know.

    But we are kicking the ever lovin' crap out of citizens' rights.

     
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    Not my sense of security. I live out in the boondocks and the only terrorists out here are home grown wannabees and meth heads with their labs!

    The question referred to people losing their sense of privacy and the overwhelming (at times) security measures taken by the government. How much is too much and will we allow more intrusive measure in the future. I know that every time you do a search on the internet that info is logged into a historical database and is used for commercial enterprises and I assume the NSA has similar capabilities and employs it. As long as they do not arrest someone and use that info, no one will be the wiser.
     
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    No, we aren't winning "The War On Terrorism" any more than we are winning the decades-old "War On Drugs." Both perpetuate a cycle of crime, murder, revenge... lather, rinse, repeat... in which we demonstrate the definition of insanity... doing the same things over and over yet expecting a different result.

    Our government seems to thrive on hopeless quagmires. :(
     

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