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Old 05-15-2019, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Try2B Comprehensive View Post
There are too many reasons not to enlist to make willingness to do so the litmus test in judging causes belli (sp?). War is a national, not individual, endeavor. The interests of the nation should be consulted.

Not that I wasn't thinking the exact same thing today. Whose kids fight and die over Iran, and for what?

Then there is the Hooverville situation at the border. Have we declared war on Latin America? If not, wtf?
This doesn't actually conflict with anything I said. Yes, whether we go to war should be judged based on whether it's good or bad for the country. Also, if you push for a war that you're able but unwilling to fight in, then you're a gutless coward. Those two assertions aren't in conflict.
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