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  •  Speaking as one of the guys who got in a uniform (1+ / 0-)
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    i dunno

    and went...

    The world is a more complicated place than you think it is.  We can do things about these things, but most of our military occupations, almost all of them in fact, did more evil then good.  And no matter of crap posts like that will change that.

    Doing something because you think it is necessary does not make the action less damaging, and we have gotten way, way too damned arrogant.

    Incidentally, sometimes we do, do things like that.  Sometimes they are effective, even when it  doesn't involve shooting anybody.  Building schools and roads helps.  Negotiating does sometimes help, especially if you keep doing it over a period of twenty years.

    Once the bomb has dropped, it's hard to do much about it.  If we'd done something useful twenty years ago, it might never have come to this.

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence then knowledge. Charles Darwin

    by martianexpatriate on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 01:02:24 PM PDT

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