Originally Posted by yata
You can't be sure on that.
You are dumb, you and Ninja48. The only time the United States has ever moved for a drastic move is either to stop communism or to benefit their economy (and to a later extent, promote the status quo/balance of power). Does 9/11 do either?
No. What you do not realize is that America is built on precedence, and it has not blew up its own large economic center to do anything. Sure, America probably had plans to do it to Cuba, Latin America, Middle East, but IT DOES NOT ATTACK ITS OWN PEOPLE. Especially when they pose no threat to the government in power (unlike the Communist Witch hunt, Civil War era). You have to think, thousands of people dying… for what? A war to gain oil? Hardly, Iraq has barely half the oil Kuwait does (not to mention the connection is kind of vague) and Afghanistan… are you even bringing that up?
You keep talking about it benefiting the Bush government, if this was preplanned without the people's knowledge, his rating would be much higher as his response would be much more effective. Yet his rating is approaching Jimmy Carter's and the economy is not improving. The Republican party was hurt by this incident more than helped, so tell me how they benefited, please.