It’s the precedent.
Well, it’s the war crimes too.
Basic rule of ethical analysis: What if everyone did this?
(the flip side to your mother’s, “If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?).
The USA says setting a time table would embolden the terrorists. Why would Turkey want to embolden the terrorists?
I remember on first hearing Shrubs posturing speech on, “If you harbor a terrorist, you are a terrorist”…and anything you do to stop a terrorist is justified.
My thoughts were immediately that then any nation on earth could easily find a reason to bomb any other nation. As I remember it, it was about a month later that Israel stood before the UN and justified its actions by stating the same thing (albeit much more eloquently than Shrub).
consequeses. who knew that could happen.
Maple Street, my wife says I talked in my sleep last night, but it was much more eloquent than a Bush speech.
Given that we are in a GWOT now, a war of survival against the terrorists, I suggest opening a new front in Northern Iraq to aid our allies, the noble Turks. Of course we also must aid our allies, the noble Kurds,too, so I see this as the wet dream come true for the US armaments industries – perpetual war with all of the weapons and munitions being sold by the US armaments industries. I only regret that I have too little capital to “invest” in those industries.
Sure, a few US soldiers may be casualties, but, to make an omelet you have to break some heads – or something like that.
Hoppy, As Garrison Keillor observed, humorists are in trouble when reality is so strange that it is funnier than fictional humor.
BTW – “but it was much more eloquent than a Bush speech.” You usually set the bar a little higher 😉
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