“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
I'm getting a sneaking suspicion that to some people in this forum, an innocent Iranian woman or childrens life, has less value than an American woman or childrens life.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
There isn't a need to kill innocent civilians. Targeting hardened nuclear facilities in the middle of nowhere with advance warning could easily result in no civilian loss of life at all. When Israel destroyed Saddam's reactor in the 80's, it didn't end up in full scale war and there was very little loss of life.
That would stop Iran from getting the nuke, but it would not help our terrorist problem.Originally Posted by Crunch
You don't occupy them.... you blow them back into the stone age until they come to their senses and act like a responsible government.
Last edited by Morality Games; 04-22-10 at 08:19 PM.
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
I don't view them as less of a person.
However they don't mean as much to me as a generic American woman or child, because.... I'm an American, not an Iranian. They mean far less to me than almost any American I am actually acquainted with, let alone any friend or family of mine.
If you hand me two buttons, and say that if I push one that a million Iranian civilians die; if I push the other one person I know dies; and you put a gun to my head and tell me to choose... do I have to say it? A million Iranians are going into the ground.
Would I prefer that no Iranian noncombatants die? Yes.
Would I rather that millions of Iranian civilians die, as opposed to millions of American or Israeli civillians? If it has to be one or the other, yes.
Yes, I know I'm a nationalist. Hail I'm more than just a nationalist. My family means more to me than your family, because they're mine. People in my community mean more to me than people in your community, because I live here. My home state is more important to me than your home state. I can't care as much about people 7,000 miles across the planet that I don't know and who mostly hate my country anyway, as I care about people who share my language, culture, and national identity.
Truth? MOST people actually feel that way, they just don't want to admit it.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."