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Reader comment on item: What If the United States Had Not Invaded Iraq

Submitted by bob richman (United States), Sep 12, 2005 at 22:29

It is impossible to win a war without hating the enemy. Imagine in World War II if FDR had declared Nazism a "philosophy of peace". No country has ever won by convincing the enemy that we are "nice guys". If we continue on this path we are doomed.
The way to win is to punish the enemy so much that they are afraid of us. Rather than America worrying "When will Al Qaida strike us next?", the Muslim countries should worry "Please,America, Don't strike us again. We will hand over bin Laden if you leave us alone."
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