This is exactly why you put it down before it starts. Had the other gov'ts of the world acted in a timely manner we wouldn't have the FARC setting up a nation within a Nation in Columbia. Wouldn't have Alkeada setting up in Pakistan cause the pansy ass leadership won't stand up and put them down.
Unfortunately, in this case, putting it down isn't quite that easy. There is no head to cut off, no body to dissect, and no discernable center of gravity to assinate. We're fighting an ideology that will take years, if not a decade to destroy.
Sure, Bin Laden is a great target. But his demise won't stop what's going on in the world right now. It's going to take change on multiple levels to rid the world of this. Politically, we need to be strong, and honest with ourselves. This is not a war between countries and will take some serious wrangling behind the scenes to hunt down, capture and kill the heads that rise up. Militarily, it's obvious. We need to keep doing our job free of the political crap that usually ties our hands. On the intelligence side, we need to develop an effective system that can gather, analyze and disseminate the info in a more timely manner so a coordinated, decisive action can occur.
And personally, I think this country needs to become less pussified. The intel world is shady and shady things need to happen to get the information we need. The military is going to kill people, that's what we do. We need to let the world know that for every one American killed, 1000 citizens of whatever country that harbors terrorists will die. End of story. No negotiation, no recouse, no mercy.
Would you please explain why this is so?
Does he really need to? I mean isn't it obvious by now, even to the dolts out in the sticks?
Why Bush is at fault?
FISA judges and wiretapping
NOT taking a stand against torture
His method of going to war
You can blame Bush if you like but your own representatives aren't challenging him on these subjects and, as a result, you're each responsible. For every representative and senator that is reelected, you failed. Bush can't stand up there solo and make these things happen.
As far as the method of going to war, that's a responsibility of his wartime advisors and what could ostensibly be considered the largest planning failure ever to grace this nation as it entered a war. The face of war has changed, and was already changing prior to entering Iraq, and the people charged with executing the war couldn't change fast enough.
Yes, Bush stands alone atop the decision making structure, but it's not solely his fault nor do I think he's smart enough on all these matters to make these decisions alone. No one is. It's his fault as a leader, but you can't blame just him.