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Old 06-04-2019, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by WillFarnaby View Post
“Enforce freedom” by total war, conscription, occupation, cronyism, and increased taxation? No. Slavery ended elsewhere peacefully.
I bet you believe the invasion of Iraq was simple enforcement of freedom.
That's a bad bet, you lose. But you've shown your hand by including "increased taxation" in your list of unacceptable costs of enforcing freedom.

And a history lesson: the invasion of Iraq was not total war, didn't rely on conscription nor increased taxes. Sounds like your kind of war.