[quote="rlg94086, post:9, topic:201843"]
That's what I was just wondering. :p
I believe it all started with ProVobis' uncontrollable urge to bring Bush into a conversation about Obama....
Actually, it is a sort of legitimate discussion.
President Obama made a statement that is utterly ridiculous on the face of it.
9/11 involved some really big issues. The advancement of Islam around the world by use of force and violence since the year 635. Jihad. The Crusades into the Holy Land and Spain. The 800 year war in Spain. The Battle of Vienna and the Battle of Lepanto. The attacks that preceded 9/11 .. the Cole, the U.S. embassy bombings. etc. How did different national and world leaders respond.
By the way, Afghanistan has been an "issue" since Alexander the Great. Not a new situation at all. The best book written is probably "The Land of the Pathans" by Caroe. [sp?] And there is also a novel, which is excellent and done with humor.
Read the reviews.
The current Iranian mess was caused directly by Jimmy Carter when he forced the Shah of Iran out. But Iran has been a problem before it was even called Iran.
If you really dislike George W. Bush, consider that he never talks or talked about his flying days. He flew F-102 fighter interceptors. For "fun" look up on the internet and see if you can find what kind of armament the F-102 was equipped with. Then you will know why he never talks about it. He carried a lot of responsibility for a young man (as did the other pilots).
By contrast the oil spill will be resolved in a month or so when they complete the relief wells. BP and the other drillers will need to update their procedures and training and operator certifications. And, considering how many really big oil spills there are around the world, and the hundreds if not thousands of deep water drilling operations there are right now going on, the clean up will be accomplished in a relatively short time.
9/11 was a big $%^&&] deal, as Joe Biden said.
This oil spill is one of hundreds or thousands and will go away with time and not a lot of time, either.