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Any time that someone gives their life to defend or serve their country, it is up to the people of the country to take what that person has given and make it worth something to benefit the whole. There is never a time that dying or sacrificing one's own self will be settling. However, there are those brave men and women who will do it every day. To lose ONE of them is a tragedy, because if more people would, then there would be no need for it at all.
VOR said it. Even one soldier getting a hang nail over a concocted, and fabricated cause is too much.
I'm still wondering when we're going to invade all the other countries that have leaders, that the world is better off without.
it just doesn't work like that, having some cutoff which is too many people dying and suddenly it's not worth it anymore. we set a national objective of removing saddam from power for lots of reasons, most of which can be traced back to our own national security (and i'm not talking about WMDs)
when that happens and you go after it, you go after it 100% and some people are going to die. we could have removed saddam from power by flattening their country, but that wouldn't be very nice of us. war is a messy messy business, especially when you're playing by the rules and the bad guys aren't
It's amazing to me that there are still bombings and troops are being killed, aren't our troops trained better than Iraqi/Saudi/Afghani warlords and suicidals?
My friend once said we should nuke everyone but the USA.. Even though that would cause mass chaos and probably nuclear war (sorry kerry) I'm starting to think we just should say Fuck It everyones dieing.. Maybe keep Canada around..
that's really not what i was saying, but whatever. when you're fighting with as much respect as possible for human life and dignity it's pretty hard to fight against an enemy that doesn't. that's all. and that's all the more reason to fight the fight, because the people with no respect for life and liberty need to go.
There is no number, it doesnt matter how many soldiers have to die.
this was my vote,but i think i meant it in a different way. I think one soldier dying for some stupid shit is too many. why cant people stop being assholes? why do people have to have wars? it just sucks that to defend human rights (and the oil companies rights) someone has to die. that should not be the case.