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 Dragonfly View Post
    All it would take is a threat?

    So it's justifiable for plenty of countries to attack the USofA based on the fact that "we've" threatened them?

    Is that right?
    Yes, if the United States was threatened by an invasion (which is not the same thing as threatened with an invasion) then I would enlist to defend my country.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Yes, if the United States was threatened by an invasion
    (which is not the same thing as threatened with an invasion)
    then I would enlist to defend my country.
    And that difference would be what exactly?

    threatened by vs threatened with ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Frankly, we haven't been involved in a legitimate war since Korea.
    Korea wasnt a legitimate war. It was us being the police men of the world.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well that's the real breakdown, isn't it? We've been at war for almost 11 years now. I'd say those who are willing to go, with the exception of those who can't, have.
    The current war is not a defensive war. Regardless of whatever your views about it's value and validity are, it's definitely not defensive.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    When I enlisted, I was not asked if I would fight for my country under certain circumstances. I was asked if I would fight for my country if I was ordered to. The answer was yes. If we are at war, no matter the reason, serving your country is a good thing. If you are already in the service, you have limited options to protest the war or push for peace, but you do have options and can use them. I opposed Iraq(the second one, the first one my opinion has evolved and I served in it) but I supported not just our troops, but hoped they would win and do so in the best possible way. If I had served during Iraq(still the second one) I would have still opposed the war, but would have taken pride in serving my country in war.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Korea wasnt a legitimate war. It was us being the police men of the world.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    I would go to war in order to defend my son and loved ones from an alien invasion in a heartbeat. If that means defending the US, then happy times. If that means defending them from the US, so be it. My loyalty lies first with family, then friends, then acquaintances, and then somewhere later on down the line state and country come into play. I owe nothing to this country and it owes nothing to me. We have, at worst, a mutually beneficial arrangement.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Really, didn't uncle Sam bomb Serbia in 1999 for whatever reasons?
    It was a NATO effort. The purpose was to end atrocities perpetrated by Milosevic, and the KLA.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Korea wasnt a legitimate war. It was us being the police men of the world.
    It was us preventing the spread of Soviet influence. We got a spectacular ally out of it, too. The South Koreans have been nothing but generous, and beneficial to maintaining each others economy. If it wasn't for the Chinese, North Korea wouldn't be the big question mark it is today.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    It would depend on the situation and the invader, I might prefer their style of government over our own.

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