Gray Phoenix said:I had a political rant all typed up. I then realized what this is about...
How many lives is our security worth? I do not believe that someone who wants to kill another can be reasoned with, or bargained with, but am I willing to kill that person to prevent murder. How about those who protect the would be murder, or the people who are around him?
A terrorist who has surrounded himself with children is free to go? Should we try to stop him? If we could, how many dead children are acceptable? If the answer is zero, then we have now found a way for evil to protect itself.
If a terrorist really wanted to blow up a building, he can now pack a van full of explosives and kidnapped children and drive to his destination unhindered with full advertisements.
I AM NOT advocating the random slaughter of children, however, there are those that dont mind it. Our enemies know of our technological advantages, so is it not logical for them to avoid our technology and attack our hearts?
So again I ask the question, how many children are we as a nation willing to kill?
Gray Phoenix, I think you might be accepting the commonly produced propoganda of this administration. We're talking about Iraq here. The evidence we have uncovered shows no link of Iraqi-supported anti-American terrorism before we invaded. That's changed now, of course. The bombings and civilian deaths fed the insurgency and support of terrorism there.
Upnorth had a great list of questions a little while back to which I'd like to add another:
To thwart terrorism, have we made any effort to understand and mitigate the source of anti-american sentiment in the middle east?