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JennaF June 11th, 2014 6:55pm

Has the War on Terror been more of a success or a failure?

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Liberty 4,032,064
06/13/14 5:03 pm

The ultimate failure for the people.
The ultimate success for government and connected groups.

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DavesNotHere where am I
06/13/14 8:45 am

If say successful in that we've for the most part kept terrorism off our soil, although at a terrible price.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
06/13/14 12:48 am

You can't win a war on 'terror' anymore than you can win a war on 'poverty' or 'drugs.' Terrorism is a tactic, not a tangible, defeatable enemy.

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closed Lol hi
06/12/14 7:59 pm

It's not a war that can be won. It's just something that needs to be kept under control. Expand ISAF to Syria and Iraq and add 300000 more troops from many NATO countries and have them act as an on call army to deal with things.

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jp9917
06/12/14 7:21 pm

If the situation with Bowe Bergdahl has anything to say about it, then I say if we have resorted to negotiating with terrorists then it's not going very well

jab87
06/12/14 4:44 pm

It was a success until the point Obama took office and screwed up our foreign relations

Bolide
06/12/14 5:15 pm

Nice joke.

tsd715 New York City
06/13/14 5:05 am

There was no switch for the terrorists that said "now that Bush is out of office we've only got some bleeding heart liberal to deal with." The war on terror was a failure from the start because. Thr more soldiers we send, the more terrorists we make

jab87
06/13/14 7:11 pm

No joke, jokes on you liberals if it continues at the rate were going. This country is turning into a joke. There was a time where we stood for something. Now we just put our heads down in shame, along with the current president.

s4mm1 MD SLP
06/12/14 2:45 pm

Failure because we refuse to finish anything we start and are too worried about petty things to do anything that would actually change anything

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FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
06/12/14 2:37 pm

Successful way of ensuring perpetual war....as for results, its on par w/ the War on Drugs.

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jestana My Minds Eye
06/12/14 4:09 pm

Precisely.
Precisely.
Precisely.
Outcomes totally predictable.

jestana My Minds Eye
06/12/14 4:10 pm

Write a poll. Follow me. Comment on mine please.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
06/13/14 12:49 am

Don't beg for followers. Make interesting comments and people will follow you.

rons Thanks America
06/12/14 2:35 pm

No way you can deal with those people. They are animals.

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jvc1133 61535
06/12/14 12:59 pm

Under Obama's leadership we may be in a worse position and look foolish ; (((

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DuckAndCower
06/12/14 11:56 am

Depends on what you think the goal was. If it was to decrease the threat if terrorism, it was a failure. If it was to profit certain groups and individuals while increasing government control of the populace, it was a success.

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ScrewU Gone
06/12/14 11:42 am

Look at it this way. In '96 Bin Laden issues a fatwa with four goals: the destruction of Israel, the US out of Saudi Arabia, the overthrow of secular leaders in Arab countries and oil at $100 per barrel.

He's gotten 3 out of 4.

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monkey678 Towelhead
06/12/14 11:58 am

He's gotten close to 1. Israel still exists. US still has a presence in Saudi Arabia, A few secular leaders fell but most are in place. Oil prices continue to fluctuate so the juries out on that.

ScrewU Gone
06/12/14 3:03 pm

As I understand it there are no US troops in Saudi Arabia. They left under Bush. The crown jewel for AQ was Egypt, which they said they could never successfully take over - but which we handed them on a silver platter. Oil prices have been over $100.

ScrewU Gone
06/12/14 3:04 pm

The point was he did not think Arab nations were being paid fairly.

As a bonus, we handed them the western portion of Iraq as a new base of operations.

political Georgia
06/12/14 11:26 am

No! Radical Islamist are alive and well.

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rons Thanks America
06/12/14 11:23 am

Big failure. You can't tell tribal people to be democratic. They hate everybody.

Zfilakas Eleftheria i Thanatos
06/12/14 10:07 am

You can't fight a war on a non physical entity

MisterE Conservistan
06/11/14 7:27 pm

Drones raining down hellfire from the skies. People being hauled off to distant prisons in the middle of the night without trial. Men with big guns and tanks wandering the streets. Millions of people being treated like criminals just because...

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MisterE Conservistan
06/11/14 7:28 pm

they want to take an airplane ride. Seems like the world has a lot more terror than it did 13 years ago.

ScrewU Gone
06/12/14 11:34 am

That would make a really good novel. It's good fiction.

closed Lol hi
06/15/14 2:56 am

Lol your favorite movie must be avatar

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/11/14 7:22 pm

About as effective (that is, not at all) as our other misadventure, the "war" on drugs.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/11/14 5:22 pm

With a president who won't even call the first Ft. Hood shooter a terrorist and wants to release all the rerrorists from GTMO and close it, how could we possibly be winning?

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Tariq88 Utah
06/11/14 4:04 pm

Like my other comment about Iraq, the failure came from starting it in the first place.

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CTYankee!!! Connecticut
06/11/14 6:08 pm

That really wasn't a war on terror.
We were duped into believing that it was.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
06/11/14 3:26 pm

Created more problems than it solved. Droning schools and weddings creates many extremists. Its amazing how if you slaughter someone's family that they might want to burn your flag or worse.

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ScrewU Gone
06/12/14 11:36 am

You know the code word jihadis used when they were discussing an attack on an unsecured line? "Wedding"

peacechik approaching.infinity
06/11/14 3:08 pm

I think it's been as just as much a failure as the so called War on Poverty and War on Drugs.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/11/14 1:45 pm

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KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
06/11/14 1:44 pm

It's seems to me to be a lot more like fighting terrorism with terrorism. Wars don't do any good until they're over and peace is reached.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/11/14 1:29 pm

Win for Halliburton and Blackwater (or whatever they're called nowadays. The Patriot Act means we lost.

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dudley northern Virginia woods
06/11/14 12:52 pm

Success in that it isn't happening here so much.

usernamehere Raise a little hell
06/11/14 12:36 pm

Failure with spots of success (bin Laden, mostly.)

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
06/11/14 12:28 pm

The verdict is still out now that the government has called veterans and Tea Partiers terrorists.

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Arkansas123 Neoconservative
06/11/14 11:59 am

It's been difficult but mostly successful. A misogynistic and fundamentalist Sunni government and a genocidal and tyrannical Ba'athist government have been toppled.

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duey in a fools paradise
06/11/14 12:02 pm

And now being slowly replaced by Al Quaeda. Seen whats going on in Iraq?

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
06/11/14 12:04 pm

Gains made during the early years of the wars are now being lost due to an incompetent foreign policy; but, on the whole, we are still ahead of where we started.

duey in a fools paradise
06/11/14 6:43 pm

It won't get any better in fact AlQuaeda will own Iraq very soon and they will do it with our weapons and money.

Isomax TIC TOC
06/11/14 11:58 am

Cavemen were fighting the war on terror long before we were thought of. We haven't any better then they did.

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jestana My Minds Eye
06/12/14 4:14 pm

Their greatest great grandfathers were plotting against their neighbors and stoning their disobedient women.

Isomax TIC TOC
06/12/14 4:28 pm

That's exactly how I see it. Lol