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Re: What is going on here?
Posted By: MarkN, on host
Date: Friday, September 21, 2001, at 19:37:00
In Reply To: Re: What is going on here? posted by Stephen on Friday, September 21, 2001, at 15:05:30:

> The thing is, we KNOW bin Laden is a terrorist. We have videos of him taking credit for the bombing of the USS Cole, among other things. Whether or not he was responsible for the attacks last Tuesday (and it's almost certain he was -- or at least a TON of people in his organization were), he's a terrorist. Bush made it clear that we're now at war with pretty much all terrorists.
> The thing is, the Taliban is just stalling. They have no intention of turning over bin Laden. I had no love for them prior to these attacks, and they have well overstayed their welcome on this planet. They won't be missed.
> Stephen

Took the post right out of my keys. I agree. If this was just trying to get rid of the people who bombed the WTC, you might have a point, but Bush declared a war or terrorism in general. Ben Ladin's organization is the largest there is, are the most likely perpetrators, and all the evidence we have seems to point to them. There may be no more reason to go after him since the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole, but dealing with terrorism is a problem we're going to have to face, and we might as well start at the top.

Mark"Funny, I can't even remember what the news was covering before September 11"N