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  •  the rule of law is better (2+ / 0-)
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    Robobagpiper, Johnny Q

    catch them and put them on trial or Americans or no better than fascists.

    •  How do you propose to "catch" someone in another (3+ / 0-)
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      Pozzo, PsychoSavannah, lgmcp

      country?  The Bush approach was to send tens of thousands of troops.  Is that preferable?  Or, if they are in a country that is harboring them, do we just have to give them a pass?

    •  Despite the ridiculous sub-thread below (0+ / 0-)

      engendered by one or more hotheads ... I do agree with you.  The rule of law IS better.  Police action and criminal prosecution in the civil courts, would be my preference in almost all cases.  Nonetheless, I maintain that bombing entire provinces in order to flush out such characters, is even worse.  Which is what we mostly get now.  Fact.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 06:35:39 PM PDT

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      •  And in case you're wondering (1+ / 0-)
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        Pozzo

        what I meant by "almost" all -- I would say, OBL.   The concept of a non-show trial would be an aburdity in such a case.  Every model breaks down at its extremes.

        "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

        by lgmcp on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 06:38:16 PM PDT

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