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Just One Question For Opponents Of The War (Dennis Prager On Fighting Evil People In Iraq Alert)
Townhall.com ^ | 08/30/05 | Dennis Prager

Posted on 08/29/2005 9:54:32 PM PDT by goldstategop

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Dennis Prager brilliantly points out in the face of the irrelevant assertions by the Jihad Cindys and leftist moonbats opposed to the Iraq War, there's really only one question they need to be prepared to answer: do you believe we're fighting evil people in Iraq? If they don't or refuse to answer it, further interlocution is a complete waste of time. Now we have the answer Cindy Sheehan has been demanding to know why America is fighting the war in Iraq: on behalf of good in this world.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
1 posted on 08/29/2005 9:54:33 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
Let 'em try to wiggle out of this alternative answer:

"Yes, but..."
2 posted on 08/29/2005 9:59:06 PM PDT by kenavi ("Remember, your fathers sacrificed themselves without need of a messianic complex." Ariel Sharon)
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To: goldstategop
I have one question for those who want us to pull out:

Wasn't Cambodia enough for you?

3 posted on 08/29/2005 10:02:22 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: goldstategop

<< Nor is evil of necessity Mad Mao, Joe Stalin, 'Dolfy Shicklegruber, Harihito -- nor even the butcher of Baghdad.

Evil is but the absence of good and even as one who is good, if my effort to be a better man falters I need look no further for evil than to the nearest mirror!


4 posted on 08/29/2005 10:07:59 PM PDT by Brian Allen (All that is required to ensure the triumph [of evil] is that Good Men do nothing -- Edmund Burke)
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To: goldstategop

Right on the mark!


5 posted on 08/29/2005 10:12:13 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: Tolik

Moral clarity/nailed it bump.


6 posted on 08/29/2005 10:15:27 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's heaven for?" -- Robert Browning)
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To: sfsoldier

Ping.

If there are good people, it stands to reason that there are evil people as well. There must be opposition in all things.

The Left denies that evil exists outside of the Republican party or the capitalist system.


7 posted on 08/29/2005 10:17:51 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's heaven for?" -- Robert Browning)
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To: Carry_Okie

profound truly


8 posted on 08/29/2005 10:24:03 PM PDT by kublia khan (absolute war brings total victory)
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To: Carry_Okie
Wasn't Cambodia enough for you?

And don't forget South Vietnam where about a million were slaughtered and hundreds of thousands of others fled, sometimes to die at sea in leaky boats or caught trying to escape by Communists patrol boats. They were surrounded by Communist countries so the sea was their only outlet.

If we abandoned Iraq where would the good Iraqis flee? They too are surrounded by enemy states. Just as you suggest, there would be many, many more slaughtered.

9 posted on 08/29/2005 10:27:11 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: goldstategop

Today my fifteen year old son was talking to me about some of the misguided youth that go to his high school. When they claim that the war is about oil or benefiting Bush's buddies, he calmly asked "Hello? Do you remember 9-11?" or "Have you heard of the twin towers?" He says that their response is priceless, that most of them actually blush.


10 posted on 08/29/2005 10:27:44 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
The Left claims to abhor moral judgments but then without blushing, they go ahead and pronounce moral judgments on conservatives!

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
11 posted on 08/29/2005 10:30:56 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Alllll-riiiiiiiighty!!! Bump for the Brilliance of Dennis Prager!
12 posted on 08/29/2005 10:38:18 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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And don't forget South Vietnam where about a million were slaughtered...

I hadn't, but I prefer to keep it concise.

It hits harder that way. The rest you keep for the denials.

13 posted on 08/29/2005 10:50:55 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: kenavi

Yes, BUT...... it's not our responsibility to be the world's policemen.

that's one I've heard before.


14 posted on 08/29/2005 11:24:14 PM PDT by Just Lori (Trying to reason with a liberal is like sucking spaghetti through a straw.)
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To: Spanaway Lori

We're not the world's policemen. We're fighting evil because others are cowards....take a side.


15 posted on 08/30/2005 1:35:59 AM PDT by Loud Mime (War is Mankind's way of ridding the world of the tyranny caused by liberalism)
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To: goldstategop

One argument would be, yes there is evil all over the world. Iraq was not the greatest threat, we should have gone after N. Korea, very evil leadership.


16 posted on 08/30/2005 5:12:11 AM PDT by Smartaleck
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To: Loud Mime
We're fighting evil because others are cowards....take a side.

AMEN!

17 posted on 08/30/2005 6:08:56 AM PDT by rapture-me
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To: rapture-me

thanks....

This thread needs more bumps!!!


18 posted on 08/30/2005 7:32:36 AM PDT by Loud Mime (War is Mankind's way of ridding the world of the tyranny caused by liberalism)
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To: goldstategop; Lando Lincoln; quidnunc; .cnI redruM; Valin; King Prout; SJackson; dennisw; ...

Nailed It!
Moral Clarity BUMP !

This ping list is not author-specific for articles I'd like to share. Some for the perfect moral clarity, some for provocative thoughts; or simply interesting articles I'd hate to miss myself. (I don't have to agree with the author all 100% to feel the need to share an article.) I will try not to abuse the ping list and not to annoy you too much, but on some days there is more of the good stuff that is worthy of attention. You can see the list of articles I pinged to lately  on  my page.
You are welcome in or out, just freepmail me (and note which PING list you are talking about).
Besides this one, I keep 2 separate PING lists for my favorite authors Victor Davis Hanson and Orson Scott Card.  (I stopped keeping separate ping lists for David Warren and Lee Harris. I'll ping to their articles when warranted through this list. )

19 posted on 08/30/2005 8:05:05 AM PDT by Tolik
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To: goldstategop
Brilliant?! He sets up a straw man "resposnes" and knocks them down. The most obvious answer to his question (which he ignores because he can't address it) is this: there there is "evil" thoughout the entire world but we don't send troops to fight it in every knook and cranny of the planet where it appears. One could ask of Mr. Prager: does he think we should send troops to fight "evil" in Zimbabwee, Uzbekistan, Kosovo (oops, been there done that) Belarus, the Sudan, and any number of other places.

Some of us think that the the purpose of the American military is to defend the United States not be a global cop against "evil."

20 posted on 08/30/2005 8:11:35 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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