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davekriss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 10:58 AM
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21. Breeze please read ALL of my post
It is an illegal war. Every soldier fighting it is committing a crime. I said the guilt for that crime falls to the moral ledger of the Bush Regime, who launched an aggressive "pre-emptive" war in much the same manner Hitler did when he marched in to Poland.

Every German soldier was commiting a crime, too, but guilt for their crimes fell to the Hitler Regime, to leadership, just as with this administration.

I am of the belief that Thou Shall Not Kill (I note that more recent translations of the Bible conveniently change "kill" to "murder"), that killing -- even in war -- is an evil act. That does not mean we can't justifiably kill in war. When our servicemen killed a German soldier in WWII they were commiting an inescapably evil act -- my point was the responsibility for this evil fell to the moral ledger of the people who set in motion the aggressive war, in this case the Third Reich.

On whose moral ledger falls responsibily for the deaths in Iraq (on both sides)? Who started the war? Dropped the first bomb? Fired the first bullet? The Bush Regime. And in the absence of imminent threat, I don't see how we could judge otherwise.

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