Hanson: Next Time We Are Attacked

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    Not a matter of if, but rather when:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/hanson/hanson200407060845.asp

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    An excellant thought----getting leverage on an enemy without borders or infrastucture is extremely difficult. A list of possible retaliatiory targets may diminish support for thier terroristic methods.
     
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    Whatever happened to "your either with us or againt us"? Didn't that apply to those who would harbor terrorists?
     
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    A mistake, I believe of the administation, being so fearful of the 'unilateral cowboy' rubbish from the other side. It's time to reiterate just such a policy.
     
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    Can't do it.

    The EU is eating us alive politically and economically.
     
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    Miltiary spending wise, I agree with you. Politically it's a bit more complicated, but to keep my thinking clear, it basically comes down to France.
     
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    Easy for them since they don't have to fund a military to protect themselves. When the shite hits the fan, call Uncle Sam.......... :usa:
     
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    So, notice the trend. Notice the US slowly caving to EU world dictation of policy.

    It may seem subtle, but the trend is there and it will never slow, it will only grow.

    Go back and review what the EU has done in Iraq over the last week.

    They are gaining control over training police and running or establishing political policy.

    Quite a nice hush-hush situation created by American media.
     
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    A MISTAKE??!! I beg to differ. I think that attitude is just what we need to stick to. If these other countries want to see America toppled, so be it. But know this, if America falls, the WHOLE WORLD FALLS WITH US. Most countries know this, and know it well. "Don't bite the hand that feeds you".

    The EU? Screw 'em.
     
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    I think to avoid all the costs, not to mention criticism of 'unitlateralism' the administration made the decision to get others involved. Short of a huge increase in the numbers in our military, which would lead to more taxes, I don't quite know the answer to this.

    One thing I DO think, we should be pressuring others, read: leave no choice, to get thier own defenses going. We need to pull out of Western Europe, since they can well afford their own shield.
     

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