Thanks George, what do you do for an encore?

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    If this is true, and I have no reason to believe it's not, all I can say is...

    Hey George, what's your next plan?

    While I agree with the removal of Saddam, the truth of this story goes to the argument that Iraq could damn well have waited. If not all, then at least the majority of the resources currently in Iraq should have been tasked to finding and wiping out al-Qaeda.

    I suppose this information could be false and merely an attempt to put a scare into the general populace, but the idea that al-Qaeda could have reasserted itself and restored their pre 9/11 strength in the wake of the mess that is Iraq is believable.

    Expanded story: al-Qaida Has Rebuilt Strength, US Says
     
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    They've been regaining strength for a long time as has the Taliban in Afghanistan.
     
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    News flash______ We are fighting Al queda in Iraq...
     
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    That's not a news flash.

    The fact that they weren't there before we went in might be a news flash to some.

    Don't get me wrong, I was not opposed to deposing Saddam, just the timing.
     
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    Who said we are fighting Al quada in IRAQ?

    Where are your sources? Can you link me to a legitimate source that says the majority of insurgents in Iraq are tied to Al quada and not just some ethnic group fighting for power?

    Just because they are islamic, does not mean they are tied to Al quada. Idiots.
     
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    You are kidding? It was them that took credit for the recent attempts at bombing London.
     
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    I said IRAQ, kathiane.
     
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    Yep, al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).
     
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    Al Qaeda of Mesopotamia is a relatively NEW organization that was created in response to our invasion and was not even initially affiliated with OBL's organization.

    but then....you are this scary spook who can find out IP addresses and license plates and home addresses....I would have thought you would have known that.
     
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    OK. So Al qaedas new headquarters is in IRAQ? So Zarqawi (the head of al qeuda) is from IRAQ? I thought he was from Jordan, and is nowhere near IRAQ. Infact


    "In much of the country, including the north and center, commanders say, the insurgency is led and populated almost entirely by Iraqis, many of them former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party, who do not work closely with Zarqawi's group. Commanders there say Iraqi insurgents are largely responsible for the roadside bombings, some involving armor-penetrating weapons, that have been responsible for roughly half of the U.S. combat deaths in recent months."

    From the commanders themselves. Sure AL quada puts on a show in different countrys, but as you can see, the problem in Iraq stems from insurgents who are FROM IRAQ. Not Zarqawis followers.
     

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