Afghanistan,  Iran

I answer more questions no one asked

If bin Laden’s intention behind 9-11 was to draw us into a quagmire in Afghanistan, and instead we invade Iraq, then wouldn’t pulling out of Iraq and moving more troops into Afghanistan pull us into said quagmire?

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  • Dan tdaxp

    Osama’s objective was to cause America to act in a manner which would destabilize the Arab world, causing a Qaedist revolution in at least one Arab-speaking state.

    It currently seems that a best-case scenario for them, at this point, is political freedom in 15% of Iraq.

    Not catastrophic. But I don’t think it’s any better than their position on 9/10 (freedom of maneuver in Pakistan, deepening ties to the ISA, sponsorship of a vital but under-western-radar Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, etc).