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Why a war to kill Osama?

Indophile
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9/12/2011 12:20:42 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Why didn't the US organize a special team (like the ones we read in spy novels) to hunt down Osama, instead of organizing a full scale war?

Looked at biasedly, it just seems like this scenario.

I am a rich person. Somebody hit me. Now, I have to get back at him. So, I go and destroy his whole family. But this did not come easily. I had to spend insane amounts of money to get this done, money which I didn't have. In the end, I achieved it. But at a heavy price.

Was it worth it to "save face" ?
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Cerebral_Narcissist
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9/12/2011 1:30:00 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Because Osama was never the objective, the conquest of Afghanistan and Iraq was.

Or the US government was just retarded.
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9/12/2011 1:34:34 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/12/2011 1:30:00 PM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
Because Osama was never the objective,

Well, it wasn't the objective of the wars, though it was a key part of them (the Afghan one).

the conquest of Afghanistan and Iraq was.

Not really, the overthrow of power within the two nations (to put in new governments, whether you wish to call them "friendlier" or "puppets" is a personal choice), but not to take them for ourselves. If we did, where the heck is that blasted oil?!


Or the US government was just retarded.

Probably.
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