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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-02-06 07:09 PM
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40. How is Iran a threat to the U.S. mainland?
Edited on Mon Jan-02-06 07:15 PM by Maat
Are we in imminent danger of deadly attack? Unless it is via terrorists, and not the act of a sovereign nation, this is not likely.

It is AGAINST THE LAW to go to war based on what MIGHT happen. The only legal reasons for going to war involve the imminent threat of deadly attack on us, or on another (an ally).

I can't go kill my neighbor because he has a shotgun, doesn't like me, and might attack me. In order to use deadly force, one must be in imminent danger of attack by deadly force.

I know that you are against war with Iran, and I agree with you that dialog is the only thing that will prevent future danger to everyone.

I would just like DUers to remember the 'war rules.'

The only other basis for war is a U.N. resolution.

Booosh broke the law by invading Iraq; how many other times are we going to allow him to break the law and kill thousands?

I don't mean to offend, and I realize that we need to address nuclear weapons proliferation; it is just that I would like DUers to have it first and foremost in their minds that the Rightwingers are refocusing everyone, so that they don't keep the law in mind.

And I realize that the poster I'm replying to was simply asking for a fair and balanced discussion of the issue, which I feel should include a discussion of the law.
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