[SPORK] Gordon, please help us out, here...
Sun, 23 Mar 2003 14:35:58 -0600
Rather than taking potshots from the sidelines at the various
"arguments" presented here (which are all of admittedly dubious quality
and merit, mine included - John Hall particularly makes me froth at the
mouth, which I regret) perhaps you could enlighten us. Take a stand,
What exactly is your position on the current situation? Particularly:
(1) What do you think the actuals "goals" of this conflict are?
(2) Do you believe that the war is "just," i.e. its goals noble?
(3) Do you believe that coercive application of military force is
necessary to those goals? Appropriate?
(4) Do you believe that the war is "justified," i.e. an adequate case
has been made for it?
(5) Do you believe that the current American foreign / military policy
is in the best interests of Americans?
(6) Does this war make us safer? More prosperous?
(7) Do you believe that the benefits of achieving these goals outweigh
(8) What do you think the long-term diplomatic / economic / security
consequences will be?
(9) How should we - American individuals - react in order to enable
the best outcome, at this point?
A few of the central issues, please feel free to elaborate beyond those.