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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:41 PM

We've had liberal Democratic presidents prosecuting American wars since the early 20th century

Now this isn't a solitary indictment on the Democrats, because the Republican presidents we've had have been very trigger happy too.

Not just major wars, but all kinds of military engagements, both direct and by proxy, throughout much of what we call "The Third World."

Your military (If you pay taxes, you own it) is a tool of the elites who run this country, in spite of what party inhabits the White House.

It's always been that way and will always continue to be that way until either America ceases being a global, hegemonic power, or all Americans demand that our War Machine is dismantled.

This is an American problem and no party has a monopoly on it.

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Reply We've had liberal Democratic presidents prosecuting American wars since the early 20th century (Original post)
MrScorpio Feb 2013 OP
datasuspect Feb 2013 #1
Kelvin Mace Feb 2013 #2
datasuspect Feb 2013 #3
Kelvin Mace Feb 2013 #4

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:44 PM

1. the last liberal democratic president

 

got shot in dallas for wanting to dial war down (among other reasons).

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:45 PM

2. And with the exception of the two World Wars

all the wars have been immoral, illegal (or of questionable legality)

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:00 PM

3. if every man is your brother

 

and every woman your sister, then all war is immoral, brethren.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:59 PM

4. Well, then we get into the debate of

"Is there such a thing as a just war"

In a truly humane society, the answer would be "no".

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