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Weaker al-Qaida still plots payback for raid

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  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    April 30, 2012 7:03 a.m.

    Does this mean Obama created more terrorists like GWB did?

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    April 30, 2012 8:21 a.m.

    @Mountanman: Probably. Isn't there always a retaliation mentality that goes both ways?

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    April 30, 2012 12:13 p.m.

    Isn't al-Qaeda still way ahead in the killing score? Of course, they gave themselves a HUGE head start.

  • md Cache, UT
    April 30, 2012 4:17 p.m.

    Wait a minute...Didn't they start this whole thing? What a deluded bunch of fanatics.

  • ParkCityAggie Park City, Ut
    April 30, 2012 7:27 p.m.

    I highly doubt AQ is ahead in the "killing totals" especially if you lump in the Taliban.

    Just some examples:

    In 2001 we estimate that roughly 16,000 Taliban and Al Qaida dead in various battles.
    In 2002 up to 800 Taliban and Al Qaida dead during operation "Anaconda"
    2003 - hundreds killed
    2004 - hundreds killed
    2005 - hundreds killed
    2006 - roughly 4,500 killed
    2007 - 4,478–7,000 killed
    2008 - 3,800 - 5,000 killed
    2009 - 4,610 killed
    2010 - 5,225 killed
    2011 - 4,275 killed
    2012 - so far hundreds killed