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Old 04-14-2018, 01:29 AM   #1
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And so, we're bombing Syria, carefully

Doing the right thing, as we so often do: shooting at and trying to cripple an undemocracy. Give them everything reeking tube and iron shard can deliver.

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Trump could get my vote after something like this. Wouldn't that just help to jam a big ragged-nailed thumb right in the collective, collectivist eye of the American Left!

This VOX article goes to extremes to find tendentious fault with the whole thing. One really has to wonder just why they think the objections they're raising -- to pasting a dictatorial régime, remember -- are legitimate, condign, or indeed anything but dictatorship-supporting.
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:33 PM   #2
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Doing the right thing, as we so often do: shooting at and trying to cripple an undemocracy.
Exact same reasoning also justified the useless death of 50,000 Americans in Vietnam. And another 5,000 in Mission Accomplished.
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:24 PM   #3
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We can, however, justify it as supporting the international commitment opposing chemical weapons usage.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:13 AM   #4
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We can, however, justify it as supporting the international commitment opposing chemical weapons usage.
... which is using military force for a justified purpose. Not hyping military ventures as if a big dic justifies action.

Some will argue that "means justify the ends". Spin constantly used back then to justify the massacre of 50,000 Americans in Vietnam.


Bomb them because socialists are devils. Bomb them because the government is a dictatorship. That always was classic big dic reasoning.
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