- Jul 12, 2006
In 1998, we attacked Al-Qaeda bases in Afghanistan without permission from the Taliban, the Taliban couldn't believe we would attempt something so cruel. Especially considering the fact that most people we killed were not even part of Al-Qaeda, but the Taliban still let us get away with this.The Taliban government supported and housed Al-Queda, we had to take them out to since they too where a terrorist organization protecting and supporting THE terrorist network responsible for attacking us around the world. This is why even Ron Paul supported this, taking them out WAS a matter of our national security. And I am well aware about where they got their weapons and who trained OBL. Why do you think everyone supports this war!?! Because it is where it should have been fought, not Iraq, after 9/11 this was where we had to attack and was not a mistake. :wutyousay:
Do you have proof that the Taliban supported Al-Qaeda? The Taliban was widely unliked around the world, thus Osama Bin Laden and the rest of Al-Qaeda were their only option of learning how to fight against the northern alliance. The Taliban suffered guerrilla warfare attacks on a regular occasion from the anti-Taliban led by Massoud, so what would you do Blake? I would say Al-Qaeda supported the Taliban more than the other way around.
The Taliban were allies with Al-Qaeda, but you have no proof and never will find proof that they were behind the 9/11 attacks. Two days before September 11th Osama did the leader of the Taliban (forget his name) a huge favor, he took out their enemy for years in Massoud. Even so, after the 9/11 attacks the Taliban agreed to the United States to hand over Osama Bin Laden if we had any evidence that he was behind the attacks. However, Bush said something along the lines of "nah, we know he did it so we're invading you anyway." We were given an ultimatum, and we turned it down just like that; leading us into this never-ending war we have today.
Ron Paul did not support overthrowing the Taliban, he agrees with exactly what I'm telling you right now. Our job was to work out a deal with the Taliban and capture Osama Bin Laden and the other leaders involved with Al-Qaeda.
You also throw at me the statistic that "all" of America was behind overthrowing the Taliban government? Dude, you're forgetting that the United States was ATTACKED. 3,000 Americans were murdered, they didn't care who we attacked, as long as we took action! We could of attacked Santa Clause in the North Pole and they'd be behind it. Truth is, Americans wern't aware we were overthrowing Afghanistan's government, they thought we were following Osama Bin Laden and that's it.
September 2008 - Canada: The number of Canadians who disapprove of their country's military action in Afghanistan is at its highest point since Canada became involved in the war in 2002. The majority 56% of Canadians disapprove of their country's military action in Afghanistan, while only a minority 41% approve of it. Almost two-thirds of Canadians, 65%, say the mission is not likely to be successful, while only 28% think it is likely to be successful. The majority 54% of Canadians disagree with an extension of the mission past February 2009, while a minority 41% agree with it.
August 2008 - France: The majority of French voters want their troops to be pulled out of Afghanistan. 55% of French citizens want their government led by Nicolas Sarkozy to bring their troops home, while only 36% are in favour of keeping them in Afghanistan.
August 2008 - United States: The majority 54% of Americans are not confident that U.S. efforts in Afghanistan will be successful, while only 17% are confident of success. Only 11% think the situation in Afghanistan is improving, while the plurality 37% think the situation is getting worse.
July 2008 - Canada: The majority of Canadians believe their government was wrong to lengthen their country’s military mission in Afghanistan. 58% of Canadians disagree with their government's proposed extension of the mission past February 2009, while only 36% agree with it.
July 2008 - Norway: 45% of Norwegians oppose their country's military participation in Afghanistan, while 42% support it.
July 2008 - United States: 51% of Americans think the war in Afghanistan has not been successful, while 44% think it has been successful. 51% of Americans think the war in Afghanistan is worth fighting.
June 2008 - United Kingdom: The majority of people in Britain want their soldiers in Afghanistan to return home. 54% of Britons think the troops should be brought back from Afghanistan, while only 34% think they should remain.
May 2008 - Canada: The majority of Canadians believe their government was wrong to lengthen their country’s military mission in Afghanistan. 54% of Canadians disagree with their government's proposed extension of the military mission past February 2009, while only 41% agree with it.
April 2008 - Netherlands: 49% of Dutch citizens are against the mission and want their government to pull their troops out from Afghanistan in the summer of 2008, while 44% support it.
April 2008 - Netherlands: 49% of Dutch citizens oppose the Dutch engagement in Uruzgan province, while 46% support it.
April 2008 - France: The majority in France rejects a larger role in Afghanistan. 68% of French citizens are against their government's plan under Nicolas Sarkozy to increase the number of their troops in Afghanistan, while only 15% support his increase.
April 2008 - United Kingdom: The plurality 48% in the United Kingdom oppose their country's military involvement in Afghanistan, while 40% support it.
March 2008 - Canada: The majority of Canadians believe their government was wrong to lengthen their country’s military mission in Afghanistan. 58% of Canadians disagree with their government's proposed extension of the military mission past February 2009, while only 37% agree with it.
January 2008 - Netherlands: 50% of Dutch citizens oppose the Dutch engagement in Uruzgan province, while 43% support it.
January 2008 - Italy: 56% of Italians want their soldiers to leave Afghanistan.
January 2008 - Canada: 56% of Canadians oppose sending troops to Afghanistan, while only 39% support.