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    Quote Originally Posted by chillig35 View Post
    does anyone who questions the government automatically a supporter of terrorism? Are we such a fragile nation that democratic dissent makes us weak in our fight against terrorism? And as the most powerful and righteous nation on earth are we so terrified and in such great danger that we have to abandon our principles and moral high ground and resort to torture?

    It is always easy to justify evil acts in the name of greater good - but it is much harder to stick to principles and act righteously even in the face of great evil.
    No. There is room for responsible debate on this issue.

    However, the hyperbole engaged on this topic by leftist politicians did, in fact, go over the line and materially aided our enemy. Wouldn't you agree that accusing US soldiers of being Nazis is a bit much? Or that Abu G had reopened under new management, knowing that the previous owners stuffed people into paper shredders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911sforever View Post
    No. There is room for responsible debate on this issue.

    However, the hyperbole engaged on this topic by leftist politicians did, in fact, go over the line and materially aided our enemy. Wouldn't you agree that accusing US soldiers of being Nazis is a bit much? Or that Abu G had reopened under new management, knowing that the previous owners stuffed people into paper shredders?
    completely agree with you on those points. But that is what is great about our country - that our freedom of speech allows such diverse (and extreme) viewpoints to be expressed - whether it be American Nazi party or the left-wing loonies. And I know it must especially hard for you when you're risking your life for such idiots. But you cannot tar all Damncats (and no I'm not one!) with same brush. With a few exceptions, most of them are quite centrist. When it comes to Iraq I think they're totally clueless and are just being politically opportunistic. All that said, it still doesn't absolve the current administration of their mistakes and their lack of accountability.
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    You must think we live in a perfect world. Shame we do not. Ben

    Quote Originally Posted by chillig35 View Post
    does anyone who questions the gove
    rnment automatically a supporter of terrorism? Are we such a fragile nation that democratic dissent makes us weak in our fight against terrorism? And as the most powerful and righteous nation on earth are we so terrified and in such great danger that we have to abandon our principles and moral high ground and resort to torture?

    It is always easy to justify evil acts in the name of greater good - but it is much harder to stick to principles and act righteously even in the face of great evil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bclinger View Post
    You must think we live in a perfect world. Shame we do not. Ben
    I think that we live in the greatest nation on earth (and history) and that we have to uphold the principles that made us great. Shame on those who do not uphold those principles.
    Palm m505 -> Treo600 (GSM ATT) -> Treo650 (Cingular) -> BB8700g -> BB Pearl
    "The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come."
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