Thursday, December 29, 2011

Remember when...

Remember when Bill Clinton sent US soldiers into Rwanda to stop the genocide taking place there?  Remember how he was hounded from office afterwards?  Oh, shit.  He was re-elected.  I guess that means he made the right decision (at least for a majority of US voters).

Remember when George W. Bush sent US soldiers into Darfur to stop the genocide taking place there? Remember how he was hounded from office afterwards?  Oh, shit.  He was re-elected.  I guess that means he made the right decision (at least for a majority of US voters).

Remember when you* wrote that blog post, or forum/blog comment, about how your gun was to protect you and your family and it wasn't your responsibility to protect someone else? 

If a President has a moral and ethical responsibility to send the men and women of his armed forces to fight and die to save the lives of people living in another nation, being killed by their own government or a foreign invader, then do I not have the same responsibility to fight and die to save another individual who is beset upon by someone who means them lethal harm?

*I have no one in particular in mind, but I've sure read that a lot over the years from a lot of different people.

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