View Poll Results: When should the United States of America go to war?

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  • Always (I'll be surprised if anyone chooses this)

    6 5.41%
  • Frequently.

    0 0%
  • Often

    0 0%
  • Only when moderately necessary.

    4 3.60%
  • Sometimes.

    2 1.80%
  • When necessary.

    33 29.73%
  • Only when extremely necessary.

    30 27.03%
  • Rarely.

    4 3.60%
  • Almost never.

    8 7.21%
  • Never (Probably more people will choose this than the other extreme).

    24 21.62%
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    When should the United States of America go to war?

    As in, when an "opportunity" presents itself (however slight and flimsy, or great and imperative), what reasons/incidents do you consider necessary to justify the USA going to war, or even a "conflict/whatever".

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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    when it is directly threatened.
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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    What Spud said.
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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Ditto to the above, though I would be a little more liberal in what the term "directly threatened" means. For example, I support both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    When the United States or its interests are threatened to a degree that justifies going to war to remove the threat.
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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    I don't understand the top & bottom few votes. Are you suggesting we should go to war on some sort of schedule?
    Last edited by tacomancer; 08-07-10 at 07:34 AM.

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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    When there is a legitimate threat to U.S. national security/interests (I know, what is and what isn't is debatable), obviously when the U.S. is directly or indirectly attacked and when a state that the U.S. has a treaty obligation with is attacked...
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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    when it is directly threatened.
    Problem is, the American people can be tricked into going to war without actually being threatened.

    .I.E. Iraq

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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    As in, when an "opportunity" presents itself (however slight and flimsy, or great and imperative), what reasons/incidents do you consider necessary to justify the USA going to war, or even a "conflict/whatever".
    Pretty much whenever the opportunity presents itself. At least every couple decades or so, whether we have an excuse or not. War is necessary for the economy and for maintaining the martial spirit of the nation, and is generally good for the species.

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    Re: When should the United States of America go to war?

    Who was it now, several hundred years ago, advised that the still young USA stay clear of European conflicts..
    Thomas Jefferson?
    How little he knew, but he was basically right.
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