So last week I had a sub in science class and he did nothing except talk about old war times (it wasn't boring, he was the coolest sub I've ever had). So he was telling us how much he knew about war and he even had a movie based off of one of his missions, he was definetly legit.
Anyway, we got to talking about Iraq and he said that we (the US) know osama bin laden's exact location. So I'm like, "Wow I was wrong about this guy, he's crazy." Obviously he knew I would think that and he said "You heard me, we know right where he is and could have him captured today if we wanted." I was shocked. I asked him why we don't and he said because it would cause a national disaster. He went on to explain that if we suddenly ended the war that all of the people in the war, all of the people building things for the war would all go unemployed. It would be chaos. So he said that we're trying to slowly get more and more people out of the war, and then after there are only a few left we will end it.
I then asked him if the soldiers knew that, because people are still dieing over there and that I don't think thats a fair trade for some unemployment problems. He went on to tell me that if I were to go to Iraq right now I wouldn't be able to find a single soldier that would go home if they had the choice. They're over there because they want to be over there, and even if they were told that they were to die tomorrow they wouldn't leave.
I had gained a completely knew perspective after that period. I knew that the government wasn't always honest, but we here about attempts of finding Osama on a daily basis on the news. I've come to believe this guy, actually.
Do you believe it is true? What do you have to say?