Dann757 wrote:"Beyond our Constitution there is International Law & just plain human morality"
Devil you sure don't budge I'll say.
Is that the same plain human morality that occurred on 9/11? You remember, the act of war in which 3000 innocent civilians from many countries died unspeakable deaths?
I don't know how to get though to you:
1. So, we should lower ourselves to the inhumanity of our enemy/criminals? (should we have thrown German civilians into gas chambers?...Beheaded innocent Japanese civilians?....Eaten Jeffrey Dahmer's family
2. Shouldn't we punish only the guilty? (or can we just lash out & round up anyone in a fit of rage?....How about the Swedes?...Danes?......Canadians? ....doesn't the horror of the 9/11 crimes give us the right to torture & kill anyone convenient target?
Definition of War:
The Legal Term * War * Defined & Explained National war is a contest between two or more independent nations
) carried on by authority of their respective governments. National wars are said to be offensive or defensive. War is offensive on the part of that government which commits the first act of violence;
1 /wɔr/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [wawr] Show IPA Pronunciation
noun, verb, warred, war⋅ring, adjective
1. a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations
2. a state or period of armed hostility or active military operations: The two nations
were at war with each other.
I argue that the commonly understood definition of war includes the concept of one nation fighting another.
What nation attacked us on 9/11?
Is there a foreseeable end to this war?
Define victory in this war?
Who is a legal combatant in this war?