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Old 05-20-2019, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
But we all support plenty of things we personally might be squeamish about doing ourselves. I may say, "Someone ought to put out the wildfires in California" while personally being a pyrophobe and not daring to get myself near the flames - and leaving it to paid volunteer firefighters.
I think military action is fundamentally different than dealing with natural disasters. Natural disasters must necessarily be dealt with -- there's no option to do nothing. War, on the other hand, is usually not necessary, as well as having the potential (and frequent history!) to make situations catastrophically worse.

And being "squeamish" is fine and understandable. I don't have any problem with people having feelings, including feelings of squeamishness, fear, etc.