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Old 10-08-2009, 08:14 PM   #1
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Are We Now Too Nice To Wage a Real War?

Could World War II have been won by Britain and the United States if the two countries did not have it in them to firebomb Dresden and bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki?



"War is hell.”

~William Tecumseh Sherman
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:44 PM   #2
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holy shit...
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:49 PM   #3
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Do you have any idea how insane you sound? The straight answer to your question is 'yes, but not without significantly more loss of life in the long term'. The less straight answer is that the world has not, to my knowledge, been involved in a similar war in the six decades since then. So... yeah.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:33 PM   #4
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What kind of war are you talking about, iron horse? Are you talking about Iraq or Afghanistan?

Oh wait, I forgot, you never reply to your own threads. You just hit and run, therefore you are a troll.
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I thought you were a libertarian?

I guess only when it serves YOUR needs, eh?
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:18 PM   #6
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i guess sticking it out in Afghanistan is like bombing Hiroshima?
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World War II was won by the Soviets. We helped a lot though.


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Could World War II have been won by Britain and the United States if the two countries did not have it in them to firebomb Dresden and bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki?



"War is hell.”

~William Tecumseh Sherman

I don't know. Wasn't alive then.
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:22 AM   #9
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Different wars, different strategies, this shit would never work.

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World War II was won by the Soviets. We helped a lot though.


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Yeah they stormed all over the Pacific. Winter helped the Russians we helped countries to the west of them.
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:25 AM   #10
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funny, i was just sitting here thinking how much we needed to have world war three happen like, now. it could be 1941 all over again. pull us out of this recession and get those men to work overseas and get the women to work in the factories!
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funny, i was just sitting here thinking how much we needed to have world war three happen like, now. it could be 1941 all over again. pull us out of this recession and get those men to work overseas and get the women to work in the factories!
We don't suffer enough losses in modern war.
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Different wars, different strategies, this shit would never work.



Yeah they stormed all over the Pacific. Winter helped the Russians we helped countries to the west of them.
The Soviets fought Japan, too.

I'm not trying to take away from the U.S. and Britain, but I'm tired of how many people don't know the full Soviet involvement in WWII. Check into the battle of Kiev.
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The Soviets fought Japan, too.

I'm not trying to take away from the U.S. and Britain, but I'm tired of how many people don't know the full Soviet involvement in WWII. Check into the battle of Kiev.
I know history, I'm tired of folks "not trying to belittle our involvement".
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We don't suffer enough losses in modern war.
We don't commit enough troops to take and hold territory.

Both Bush and Obama have paid lip service to Colin Powell, but I hope that the discussions over Afghanistan strategy include the Powell Doctrine.
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Unwillingness to commit troops has been our problem for a long, long time.
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