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What is the function of the Armed Forces of the United States according to the US Constitution?

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.

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What is the function of the Armed Forces of the United States according to the US Constitution?
It's something about protecting the boarders integrity or something isn't it?
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It's something about protecting the BOARDERS integrity or something isn't it?

Even renters that want sustenance have rights in the Land of The Free! Put that in your island pipe and smoke it.
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What is the function of the Armed Forces of the United States according to the US Constitution?
Whatever the strongest politician says. As Lincoln.

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It is "to perserve and protect the United States", and you know that, because you took an oath to that effect. How has the War in Iraq, and even more so, the occupation of Iraq, meet this requirement?

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.

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It is "to perserve and protect the United States", and you know that, because you took an oath to that effect. How has the War in Iraq, and even more so, the occupation of Iraq, meet this requirement?
Can I answer a question with a question? Good Thank You for agreeing.

Have we had any attacks on American soil since invading Iraq? No, well occupying Iraq seems too be fullfilling the objective.
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It is "to perserve and protect the United States", and you know that, because you took an oath to that effect. How has the War in Iraq, and even more so, the occupation of Iraq, meet this requirement?
I asnwered you rpeviously, you just didn't care for my answer, right?

"Whatever the strongest politician says. As Lincoln."

You find the literal words of the constitution a convenience, don't you? I mean when it is convenient to be a strict constructionist, then you are. When it is inconvenient, then you are not.

You are actually a convenience constructionist?

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Can I answer a question with a question? Good Thank You for agreeing.

Have we had any attacks on American soil since invading Iraq? No, well occupying Iraq seems too be fullfilling the objective.
Somehow I don't find a worsening condition with greater chaos and more terrorists being trained to attack us while they kill our young men and women over there, in numbers that now exceed the death toll of 9-11, an impressive accomplishment. I find it hard to understand how you view the snowballing world opinion of America being on a par with terrorists, the climbing death toll of our troops and the Iraqi people, a net positive result. And, I also suspect your leap of faith, that the US being in Iraq is somehow preventing terror attacks on US soil, is merely another Deus ex machina/red herring for your weak argument. I could reduce it to "Why go through the trouble to sneak into America and risk being caught to kill Americans when they send them over here for us to shoot in a barrel?"

Another sound bite with spin, but no content JE. Sorry, you can do better than that. Turn your back on Bush - he has turned his on America and is now merely trying to save face. Jim
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