Is the United States war on terrorism working?




View Poll Results :Is the United States war on terrorism working?
No, the war on terror is just a media tool in order to make Americans feel comfortable. 5 16.67%
Yes, though I feel the U.S. government could do more. 15 50.00%
No, we are fighting a losing battle. 8 26.67%
Yes, definetly. There is nothing more the U.S. Government can do to thwart terror. 2 6.67%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

 
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November 24th, 2004  
texasrebel211
 

Topic: Is the United States war on terrorism working?


yes or no?


discuss


i think it is doing something but it is more of a media thing
November 24th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
Sorry, I don't think we're winning the terrorism war. Just look at the borders, geez. We're doing something alright, but unless those are sealed up... sooner or later they're gonna use it to smuggle something major.

You can chase the taliban and Al Queda around the mountains, and that helps, but Al Queda has puppet factions, like the militant arm lead by Al Zarqawi in Iraq. They're gonna get ahold of some serious stuff, I tell ya....
November 24th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
It's just one of those things that we're going to have to live with. A fight you can't not fight, but one that will probably not be "completely won" for many decades, perhaps over a century.... and there are those who argue that these "terrorist" kind of actions have happened throughout the ages, usually in the form of civilization vs barbarian hoards or pirates. They make a pretty good case.
And now in this age where information, communication and travel are so well developed, it acts as a gigantic force multiplier for these groups.
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November 24th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
untill there is greater understanding, there is no chance of the situation even remotely improving for a long time.
if the war on terrorism is against all groups everywhere who wish america harm, you will never win, for the simple fact that you cannot please everyone and there will always be people who feel that life has treated them harshly and they feel the need to strike out against people they see as oppressors.
November 24th, 2004  
Xion
 
The secret behind winning this battle is killing the root of islamic fundamentalist teaching, like madrasas etc. in which future terrorists are made.Plus
I wonder now that no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq, how come bush did not attack Saudi Arabia ?....they are in a worse condition than Iraq.Plus they got oil too unlike pakistan.
November 24th, 2004  
It's all a game
 
Hehe, I didn't vote because the answer would be a further question: To what end (is the war on terror working)?

The ones who decided to launch the war obviously believed it to be necessary as they see and live in the different reality from those who oppose the war. You can't reconcile opinions from people living in different realities!

What to do? Stop worrying! The sky won't fall, and if it does, your worry won't stop it from falling.

Still feel you have to do something? Pray to your God of whatever kind, and ask him/her/it/them to please please come down (assuming they are all up there) to earth and rule us earthlings directly.
November 24th, 2004  
Doc.S
 
Almost alone is never strong but the US got GB, Poland, Italy and others that do there best to protect this side of the world from terrorists. But unfortunately the efforts may also be only a delay. More countrys needs a gov change then Iraq and Afghanistan, including alot of western socialist countrys that is a place where terrorists can breed or multiply by splitting when their often new governments goes weak and soft and the people loose there ability to face their own reality and others reality by a verry effective converted socialist version of Dr. Joseph Goebbels propaganda machinery. After Adolf Hitler the German people was retraining and I sincerly think that big parts of the people in Europe needs that to, away from this destructive socialist miniatyr empire. *cough* sweden at least, only my two cents *cough*, and then and only then it would be more domestic and foregin support for the war against terrorism to be honest, and after some time the threat from terrorists would be in the history books.



Cheers:
Doc.S
November 24th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
My bet is that if America didn't take the heat from fighting in the mideast, the prime front line of terror would actually be Europe.
November 24th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
No. The "War" is not going well. More people are feeling insecure.

Well, all starts sudden after 911.
November 24th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
well i dont think that there is a "war" on terror at all,if there was,thye (USA,UK) would figure that they should use their sofisticated satelites and every other high-tec tools to find afgan(or any other) terrorists.By the state of the "war" now,i can only say that inicent ppl(irqi civilians and all troops present) are dieing,while big arse leaders are sitting and winning elections