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RE: WTF?: Prof Won't Back Down On Comparing WTC Victims To Nazis
Botnst - 2/4/2005 10:56 PM
Az, as I understand it, it's like this. We can have a war as long as we suffer no losses. If one of our brothers, sisters, or kids dies, no matter the cause, no matter the risk, we have lost the moral high ground and thus, we have lost the war.
This method does not consider anything but bloody meat as the valuation of risk and reward.
I think that is the best mischaracterization of the opposition's position I've heard since the last time I listened to Rush Limbaugh.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address