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nickshepDEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 10:48 AM
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Poll question: "Military action that defies international law is sometimes justified."
Edited on Tue Dec-06-05 10:48 AM by nickshepDEM
PC Compass Question of the Day:

"Military action that defies international law is sometimes justified."

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GrpCaptMandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 10:51 AM
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1. I'm first! Woo-hoo!
The idea of international law regarding warfare is something the U.S. largely self-defined at Nuremberg. To paraphrase Justice Jackson, the German leaders were punished not because they lost the war, but because they *started* it.

He who starts an unprovoked war faces the consequences. Unless, of course, he's Dear Leader, who has never in his entire stinking miserable life faced the consequences for anything he did.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 10:53 AM
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2. A lawless world threatens everyone.
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 10:53 AM
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3. we talked the talk at nuremburg and geneva
now we gotta walk the walk
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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 10:54 AM
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4. If you happen to be Adolf Hitler...
Sure!
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 10:59 AM
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5. Support the Bush Crimes Commission
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 11:16 AM
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6. is that a quote directly from the lips of countoleezzaa rise, the arbusto
guy, or sneering dick? it might even be something they all picked up from ole poppy bush!
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 11:21 AM
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7. Anybody can create hypotheticals to support any position
but in the real world, the answer is "No"
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 11:27 AM
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8. It would take an extreme case to be justified.
Since I actually can't think of one that would be in violation of international law, I say no.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 11:27 AM
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9. A world without international law is only taken advantage of
and advocated for by people who oppose the principles set forth by those laws.
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