Right now though the War on Terror's real goal is being outed and it isn't for oil or security, it was for Opium and other drugs. A market that isn't recorded and is what actual gives the world power's their power.
While opium is a large source of income for Afghan drug lords and the CIA, don't forget about the billions of dollars worth of minerals under the surface of Afghanistan.
The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.
The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.
“There is stunning potential here,” Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the United States Central Command, said in an interview on Saturday. “There are a lot of ifs, of course, but I think potentially it is hugely significant.”
Protecting our future resources. Pulling troops from Iraq (and putting them in Afghanistan) was no "bring 'em home" effort, just a bait and switch.
Sources: http://www.npr.org/2011/06/05/136973...ow-the-surface http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/wo...pagewanted=all
Ignorant? This thread says otherwise.
If all republicans are rich and preying on the poor, wouldn't that make them the alphas and intelligent ones?
What do you think costs the country more? War or social programs? I'll give you a hint, it isn't war.
Liberals are bankrupting the country and providing more Americans with a sense of entitlement. It pays more to not work, than to work.
Obama's policies have killed innovation, and divided the country. Everything is rich against poor (tax arguments), black against white (coming out for Trayvon), and of course liberal against republican.
I wish people would just shuttup and vote how they feel. And remember this is how you voted.
Proven to be legit by the way.
You don't have to be intelligent to figure out how to prey on people. Look at all the people that have made millions off of "Self-Help" books and seminars. Not intelligent people, just know how to manipulate people.
What social programs are you talking about? Social security, Medicaid/Medicare, Food Stamps, Unemployment Compensation, Child Nutrition and Tax Credits, Supplemental Security for the Disabled?
Do you have a source to your "liberals are bankrupting America" reteric that isn't
from Fox News? The majority of banks that requested bail outs were not liberal leaning at all.
Everything was rich/poor, black/white, democrat/republican, or have/have not before Obama was elected