Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Annie, Jun 26, 2008.
Challenge yourself, regardless of your personal point of view:
I don't think we need to use torture either. However, I don't think we should run around and announce that we won't torture people either. Fear of the unknown is a wonderful stress producing tool and can be very effective in gathering information. You can actually make someone give you information without ever having to lay a hand upon them simply because they don't know what's coming.
Open minded? Iraq was an illegal war, none of the comparisons hold, even those about how we helped rebuild Japan and Germany are more complicated than noted. If you start from a wrong act that has caused such horror for so many apologizing / rationalizing seems to me an act of cowardice.
So much for the open mind..................
Cant much take the moral highground if you've never had it... I was against the war in Iraq from the start. But, if we were going to go in we should have given it our all.. when the insurgence erupted we should have stuck a boot on ever street corner of every town and kept them there. You cant fight an insurgent war by taking and retreating or dropping bombs from 30,000 feet. A first year graduate from west point could have told you that. Now what the hell those brains, with all their stars and ribbons, were thinking I'll never understand.
i dont feel that the war in iraq and the war on terror are the same
Maybe you could expand on the "illegal" comment.
btw - Wittgenstein was a nut
Of course, you are right.
It is one thing to wage a war that doesn't need to be fought and violates another sovereign country.
In my opinion it is even worse to fight that war without a real plan and to totally FUBAR it up and then make excuses. To have that many troops die because we didn't plan it --- That is a high crime and treason.
The people who are responsible should be held accountable. If there is a hereafter, they will be in for a world of pain.
I don't understand the question.
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