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  1. G.T.
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    Argue for or against something, when you do not have all of the collective facts?

    I say this in light of all of you Partisan posers who argue whatever Military Strategy your big-bois tell you to, while conveniently not having the first clue of all of the *CLASSIFIED* decisions our Presidents, and our Commanders use to come to their decisions.

    So, basically, you're agreeing with one or the other because "sounds good!" and/or they're on your political team. Because you do not posess this classified information that so-goes into their decision making process.

    Why..........in my ever loving fucking mind, would I argue what we should do with our troops when I'm devoid of all of the facts? Dangerous. Dumb. Delusional. Triple D's, but not Dolly Parton. :eek:
     
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    What most people consider "facts" though are really just educated guesses or opinions. I have seen very few facts on anything posted.
     
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    I think it is very dangerous to place too much power into the hands of too few - war should be a reflection of a nation's resolve - not the sole domain of the priviledged few with "access."
     
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    This is irrelevant to my question, specifically though, really. I mean it can apply across the board but it's not the intent of the question. The intent was to make what's glaringly obvious (there is information that goes into these decisions that is Classified, i.e. YOU DON'T KNOW IT) even more-so obvious to the handicapped.
     
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    That's even, arguably more dangerous though is it not?

    If there's, say, an imminent threat from "X" but we cannot make the media savvy about it because we have to "nip it in the bud" then should Jeffrey Jefferson and Sally Saggyboobs' input really be guaged when making the decision to attack? (random off-the-beat-en-path-example).
     
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    Even with all the collective facts, our leaders can still make bad decisions.

    Here's a nice little factoid: Nation Building is always a bad idea.
     
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    the us did a prettey good job building japan and germany.....

    that said.....you never have all the facts when making a decission....if you waited for all the facts you would never make a decission.....
     
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    I don't disagree with any of this.

    You just said....nothing.....to me basically.

    I'd rather have someone Elected (by vote of the people) take their best shot WITH all of the information, than the collective out-of-the-know-but-very-partisan Bloggers et-al making Military Decisions with the lives of our Men and Women in uniform out of shear ignorance & partisanship. Just me.
     
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    Do I have to qualify the question though, for you to get what I mean>?
     
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    So when has nation building been a good idea in the past 50 years?
     

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