Ahh I always like to start my day by being insulted. It really helps to persuade me that the other side is right...
We didn't declare war on them. Congress at no time did any such thing.
True, but you are dropping large quantities of ordannance on them, making demands that assume they have control over territory, and planning a "post Taliban" government (not a "legitimate government", but a "post Taliban" one) now we can sit here and discuss the niceties of diplomatic phrasing and the exact meaning of words but you are for all intents and purposes at war with a government. Nothing you're doing would change if you were attacking the Iraqi regime for example, only the diplomats would notice the difference.
Where'd you hear that? Probably made up from whole cloth by some antiwar protester or other. Even if not, rumors and speculation are a poor basis for freeing innocent people.
Here (I'm sure I've seen it mentioned on TV news but cant find a link). Not all of us rely for our view on the world on what we can make up. Yes its only a rumour, but I thought it was an interesting rumour and I would give it a certain amount of (cautious) credibility.
This goes back to "not recognizing the Taliban." As long as we don't do that, their action is called "kidnapping," not "holding for trial."
Kidnapping of course implies a criminal act done without recourse to any system of rules, whereas the Taliban follow a version of Shar'ia law. That said, my comment about it being a jailbreak was rather flipant (thus the smiley) and wasn't really meant to be taken seriously. I dont really belive that their plight has much to do with the bombing except in a "oh and while your at it..." kind of way.
No. They want us to stop the bombing in exchange for what is at most a token gesture of cooperation that would not deter terrorism, but rather make it worse. They want to do so because they know all this.
Putting on trial your lead suspect in an independant court is a token gesture? If you think that convicting bin-Laden will make terrorism worse quite what do you think killing him and his comrades (or martyring them for the cause as some people will call it) will do?
Where you stand depends on where you sit...
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