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  •  Real war is not popular, ask the millions of (4+ / 0-)

    men, women, and children actually killed by war, or their families, if it is popular.  It is not.

    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy -7.8., -6.6

    by helpImdrowning on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 07:27:20 AM PST

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    •  The only way war will end (3+ / 0-)

      is if it becomes so unpopular no one signs up to join the armed forces. No politician will risk bringing back the draft.

      It will never end top down - only bottom up.

      •  That only addresses a small portion of the wars (1+ / 0-)
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        America, and other developed nations, aren't the only ones engaged in warfare, not by a longshot. For most though, war is something ugly, far uglier than cable news networks want to talk about. where rape, torture, starvation, and even cannibalism are used as weapons. One group wants what another group has, and takes it. Maybe it's a better source of water, maybe it's better farmland, maybe that piece of land has resources valuable to the industrialized world. Doesn't matter, they still kill for it.

        A lot of the electronics we use contain minerals people have fought wars over, and continue to fight over. Our laptops, smart phones, tablets, all have the blood of the innocent on them.

        You need a license to drive, a license to run a business, but any idiot can buy a gun.

        by Hannibal on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 09:15:52 AM PST

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