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Dale, I believe you misspeak when you state we "got even with Bin Laden". If that was our purpose and our desire then the seal team would have blown up the complex killing everyone inside. We would have hunted down the rest of his family and let him watch it on TV time after time. But we didn't. Instead, our military killed one son and injured Bin Laden's wife who he pulled in front of him during the attack.
"Was the price worth it?" Who knows; a life is a life whether it's an innocent person who happens to find themselves in the next location when the bomb goes off or a soldier performing his/her duty? We don't know the results of what might have happened. How do you measure or quantify that which does not happen? Bin Laden was just one leader in a terrorist group, there were many others who are no longer of this world who also would have an impact.
If the courts lock up a serial killer or a burglar we have no way to measure how many fewer victims there might have been because the criminal is now out of circulation. If a woman elects to undergo a radical mastectomy just because there is a past history of cancer, just to be sure, can you put a price tag on that and come back and ask was it worth the price to the insurance company? You don't know because it didn't happen.
The best you can do is look at the past and compare it to what is or is not happening now.
Granted, there are major issues coming to light in Afghanistan. It is volatile. Obviously we have not made the progress we dreamed of 10 years ago. But, if we pack up and go home, what might our potential costs be 5 years from now?
I want our soldiers home as much as anyone. I want us to be able to cut down the expense of ongoing wars. But I'm not wiling to leave a job 1/2 done. 9 months ago
People in the neighborhood would want to tear this down? Are you kidding me? You don't find this type of craftmanship/building art in Arizona. How narrow sighted. If the new owner can put in to place an acceptable plan for parking I do not see what the issue is. Kyrene already has commercial business in the area. Much better to have something as beautiful as this (which would come with a pricey rental fee I"m sure) than to have yet another bar open up where any derelict can frequent.Feb 8, 2012