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Old 05-09-2015, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Smapti View Post
"War crimes" started out as a fiction invented so we didn't have to think about the things we had to do to win wars. It took a few decades to evolve into something that prevents us from winning wars because we're no longer willing to do the things that need to be done - that's why ISIS is able to seize new territory every day while we wring our hands worrying that shrapnel from a bomb might cut an innocent person's cheek.
I'm betting that you like to describe yourself as being hard-headed and realistic. A no-nonsense kind of guy who can face the hard facts of life and make them just a little harder.