View Poll Results: Does the US have a moral responsibility to combat ISIS

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  • Yes, it's a moral imperative.

    17 33.33%
  • No, they're not a threat yet worthy of confrontation

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  • Yes, but only in a limited and supporting role.

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    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Saddam committed genocide twice, invaded neighbors twice, intentionally starved 400k children and institutionalized rape.
    Yet ISIS is still worse.

    OR at the least WILL be worse if it gains the same power Saddam had.
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    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Yet ISIS is still worse.
    No, it's not.

    OR at the least WILL be worse if it gains the same power Saddam had.
    "Anything could be" is not an argument.

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    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Self explanatory thread title. What do you say?
    I do not think combating ISIS has anything to do with a moral responsibility. I do think the U.S. needs to take a good hard look at ISIS, to come up with a report that would show what the middle east would look like if ISIS was indeed able to capture Syria and Iraq and set up it vaunted Califat. What would be the threat to the other middle eastern countries as well as Europe and America.

    Then weigh the results of that report with the situation on the ground in Syria and Iraq, decide if a few airstrikes and the Syrian and Iraqi armies can stem the tide and finally defeat ISIS. If not, is it time for action or not.

    But whatever needs to be done if anything should be determined by the threat of ISIS and not by any moral responsibility. It would seem to me that Europe would have a higher moral responsibility to the middle east region than us since the middle east is in Europe's own back yard.
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    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Self explanatory thread title. What do you say?
    I am not sure that states can have any moral obligations--at least not in the same sense that humans do.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Genocide is "every little disturbance"?
    He's mixed up. He thought we were talking about genocide somewhere like Africa--those are little disturbances.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    The only combat I want U.S to do against ISIS is nuking. It is easy, effective, gets a message across and it's pretty instant while covering a huge area.
    Well, I agree with Lizzie in terms of the question on whether we have a moral obligation to kill them.
    Good point.
    Fighting genocide with more genocide will eventually eliminate all genocide.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    No it was Saudi's that did that. Should we attack Saudi Arabia now?
    Too simplistic a thought process here. Terrorist are not always tied to their country and vice-versa. Yea, it was a bunch of Saudi's that attacked us but they were based out of Afghanistan.
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    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
    Is there any lesson to be learned from the way that invading Iraq turned it into and even bigger godawful cluster**** than it was?

    Or is that the kind of history that bears repeating?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    No. Not moral... but it is the right thing to do for many reasons.
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    Re: Does the US have a moral responsibility to help combat ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    ...war is good for the US economy...
    That's why our economy is so rockin'--we've had two wars going for years to gin our economy up?

    With this kind of prosperity, who needs hardship?
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