There is a heated discussion going on at blogcritics on this very topic. Here is an excerpt of what you can expect:
|DN: "There is a difference between actions taken with the intent to do harm and actions taken with the intent to do good"|
Jo's response: "Like dropping bombs on children does a hell of a lot of good. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Those "smart" bombs are designed to minimize "collateral damage". So instead of thousands killed we are really only talking about a few hundred or so (per bomb that is).
And just think of all the "good" that's come of it... um, wait... I'm still thinking. Ok, I got it. We've put the world's second largest oil field under U.S. control. Not to speak of all those shiny new military bases in the middle east. And uh... oh yeah, it's just a coincidence that Bush and his daddy are thick as thieves with the Saudis and the oil biz. And then there's $$$ Haliburton, well you don't even want to go there son.
And the war on terror? Well, actually that seems to be on the increase doesn't it. So depending on which side you're on I guess you could say some "good" has come of it.
The fact is Davey there is nothing "lefty" about this at all. The answer is as plain as the schnoz on your face. Your flag-waving, self-righteous "might is right" and "onward Christian soldiers" mentality went out long ago with Richard the Lionhearted. You're a dinosaur that went extinct and you don't even have the good sense to know it."
Whew! Tempers are really flaring and that was some of the more moderate stuff.
In this writer's opinion so long as both sides have the battle lines drawn there will be no peace until we can sit down as reasonable people and work this out.
But there are some who will argue that the terrorists cannot be reasoned with. No doubt there are those on the other side who are of the same opinion.
We listen to the news and hear that we are winning the war on terror. But for all our efforts terrorism still seems to be on the increase. It seems that we are "winning" the battle, while in reality we are all losing the war.
Indeed, there has to be a better way. The consequences are too horrific to even consider. If not then who will be the first to push the button?