We've been dealing with AL-Queda and all the muslin fanatics since the end of WW2. (We worked with them when they were fighting the USSR in Afhganistan!)
They hate us for 2 main reasons:
Letting Zionist kick-out and take over Palestine (Isreal)
And having our military on holy grounds in Saudi Arabia.
So, after years of attacks and threats over there, Al-Queda finally said screw it..we'll attack them on their home turf.
Now, after 911, I would have (slowly) pulled out of the middle east and invested $ into alternative enrgies, our economy, and infrastructure. Those countries have nothing to stand on if you take away their oil.
The USA put men on the moon, we can easily come up with a better way to use enrgy and fuel.
But this would have NEVER worked becuase of how much influence big business and lobbiest have on our gov't. It's kind of a no brainer ..make BIG money in a high demand market with a soon to be scarce commodity...OR ...have to compete with others in inventing a new way to use energy? Hmmm. I think I'd go with the money.
It's a sad reality, but people have to remmember that our gov't is majorly controlled by money. I'm no Socialist..but this is one minor glitch in Capitalism. Only in extreme situations is it controlled by the people.
Last edited by otis; August 13th, 2007 at 07:55 PM.
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