View Poll Results: Would you go to war to defend the USA? (Americans only, please)

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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    For defensive purposes on the homeland, absolutely and without question.

    For defense of a US interest abroad, maybe.

    For offensive purposes, probably not.
    Personally, I view "defense of a US interest abroad" as synonymous with offense.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Presuming you are an American, would you go to war to defend the USA?
    It would depend entirely on the situation and the situation would have to be dire beyond anything I imagine. Although the United States is important to me and I believe that it is the nation with the greatest potential to be the "ideal society" as I see it, there are other things that I consider more important including my life.

    If I could do something other than fight physically, then a "yes" would be easier to say.

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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Presuming you are an American, would you go to war to defend the USA?
    Yes I will.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    been there done that... would go again if I had to.

    fighting wars is one of the few things I do extraordinarily well.

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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    That's way too vague. If we were attacked for no reason, absolutely. If it was for a good reason, hell, I might help them.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    If you are and American citizen the only answer is yes.........How anyone would have any other choice boggles the mind..........
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If you are and American citizen the only answer is yes.........How anyone would have any other choice boggles the mind..........
    Well, I just don't think so. One may not like what the U.S.A. has turned into, for example. Why fight then?

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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Some minds are easily boggled.

    Welcome back NP, thought you had run off in a snit, good to see your brite, shiny smile.

    Been there, Done that on the whole defend our 'interest' overseas, was not overly impressed with the parting gifts. Back in my day we didn't look like Star Wars stormtroopers and our fatigue shirts couldn't stop bullets. One thing I did learn was you could be a super trooper but if the guy in front of you steps on a Bouncing Betty or that 122 rocket drops in while you are taking a dump in the latrine you get the same sucking chest wound as the 'lesser' troopies.

    Defend the nation from an invader, sure.

    Over seas for market share, no

    Civil war, hmmm I'll get back to you on that one...

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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    I'm the first pacifist to log into the poll. I would leave and go somewhere peaceful. It's not like I have any land to defend. I travel light.

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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Presuming you are an American, would you go to war to defend the USA?
    Only if there is an invasion. Otherwise no. If I had wanted to go to war for America I would have enlisted long ago.
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