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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt
    Why in hell do we keep insisting that we approach international issues with 17th century laws and perspectives?
    Because people get boners over the "founding fathers" and every single word that they ever said as if it's still applicable 300 years later in the exact same way.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    well, that's Contract Law. It's pretty solid - but your own attempt at mirroring breaks down: the Founders left us an explicit venue to alter the contract as changing conditions demanded: the Amendment Process.

    What MSgt is pointing out is that the world is more interconnected and interdependent than in the days of Westphalia.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Because people get boners over the "founding fathers" and every single word that they ever said as if it's still applicable 300 years later in the exact same way.

    The "Founding Father's" argument is so global that it should be a sure sign of our simpleness. Russians looked back to Stalin for answers in the present day. The Chinese and Japanese used to look back on former emperors for guidance. Islam's disciples look back on the Rashidun for guidance. And we look to our Founding Father's arguments to explain away every opinion under the sun. The problem is that none of these people or eras (so called "Golden Eras") lived in the modern day where everything is different on virtually every level. Hell, even the game of Monopoly has had revisions. Every basic rule doesn't apply today.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    most of the other nations on Earth, do.
    So? It only takes one, right?
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    So? It only takes one, right?
    why would you think such a thing?

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    I don't eat babies.


    I knid of like Veal.


    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    You simpky do not know what you are talking about. You should stop. Really.
    Not much of a coherent rebuttal there.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    no, terrorism is a crime. Every state in the Union lists it as an individual crime.....with its own set of punishments.
    Do you understand the difference between a war and a police op?

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Do you understand the difference between a war and a police op?
    I do.

    And war was the wrong direction to go. It was too large, too bulky, too expensive, and too ineffective.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Do you understand the difference between a war and a police op?
    terrorism is a crime in most countries too.

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