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Old 05-20-2019, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by manson1972 View Post
You know Col Jessup was the bad guy in that movie, right? And I don't think this OP is about criticizing the military, but those outside of the military who say "Yeah! We should go kick Iran's ass! But I'm going to stay here in the safe USA"
Yes, I'm well aware (it's probably part of the reason I'm comparing iiandyiiii's argument to his). I would hope it's obvious to most people that Col. Jessup's 'if you want to complain about what we're doing in Cuba, you can pick up a weapon and stand a post' line of argumentation is obviously flawed. I would also hope the flaws inherent in iiandyiiii's argument, which - while not identical to Col. Jessup's argument - is awfully reminiscent of its 'I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post' line of thinking. From many of the responses in this thread, it seems that they are, at least to quite a few Dopers.