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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:58 AM
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CNN's quikvote: Is a preemptive strike to destroy a nation's nuclear.....
Is a preemptive strike to destroy a nation's nuclear weapons capability every justified?
Yes 56%
No 44%

that's pretty grim.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:02 PM
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1. So a majority of Americans would be okay with us getting attacked.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:04 PM
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2. Never even occurred to them.
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:05 PM
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3. my thought as well. eom
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:10 PM
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5. Ya just don't get it, Bosshog!
Here's how it works. Just because the U S of A develops, builds and accumulates thousands of a particular weapon of mass destruction, giving it thousands of times MORE destructive power than all other nations combined, that doesn't give any other country the right to put together a couple of the same weapon, except for China, India, Russia, etc. Now some may say that this policy is hypocritical; and some may say that this policy has greatly reduced the quality of life of Americans by spending the bulk of their tax dollars/annual budget on the military - but that's the GOP way.

George Carlin was so right about the inability of most Americans to engage in critical, analytical thinking.

Need I use the sarcasm icon?
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:13 PM
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7. Okay I stand corrected
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demo dutch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:21 PM
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8. Americans are for the most part just plain dumb. It's a lack of
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 12:23 PM by demo dutch
of education in worldly matters, intellectual curiosity among other things.
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mymomwasright Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:09 PM
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4. I'd say yes, but this question sure is vague
I'd have preferred them specifying that the attacking country be imminently threatened.
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qazplm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:11 PM
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6. poorly worded
ever?

Well sure most people can think of SOME situation where a preemptive strike might be justified.

Better question would be to include specific nations, like N. Korea.
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