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Old 08-09-2007, 12:02 AM   #1
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Default How many of you.....

Actually consider the United States at WAR?
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:11 AM   #2
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We haven't officially been at war since 1945.

But, yes. A pilot from Colorado was just recently killed on a military mission in a foreign country. To me, that certainly means that we are at war.
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:15 AM   #3
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9/11 constitutes the war on terrorism as a valid one. but things are so complicated now
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:16 AM   #4
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The governent considers the war to have started in March 2003, but it really started on September 11, 2001.
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:58 AM   #5
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is this a trick question?


we are in two wars
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:11 AM   #6
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we are sending troops over seas to fight the "war on terror". so yes, the united states is a war. however, it is not total war like it was back in 1945 but it is still war.
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:17 AM   #7
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let's see here do we have?
Soldiers check
Tanks check
guns and ammo check
airplanes dropping munitions check
warships check
enemy check
people dying check
foreign country check
americans protesting check


yep looks like a war to me
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:48 AM   #8
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You're in another country for military purposes, and it's not to HELP out the other country. You're getting shot at every day, and people are dying because of this military conflict. What do you think that means?
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:40 AM   #9
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in iraq, it is more of an occupation now with mostly iraqis getting killed as sitting ducks from roadside bombs
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:45 AM   #10
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let's see here do we have?
Soldiers check
Tanks check
guns and ammo check
airplanes dropping munitions check
warships check
enemy check
people dying check
foreign country check
americans protesting check


yep looks like a war to me
yeah...

are people shooting at each other over there?

actually I wonder what defines the word "war"...because 1000s of people die in the US by gun fire every year...

you know, I never thought about this....but I bet more people are dieing in the states due to gun fire than troops in Iraq...
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:04 AM   #11
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yeah...

are people shooting at each other over there?

actually I wonder what defines the word "war"...because 1000s of people die in the US by gun fire every year...

you know, I never thought about this....but I bet more people are dieing in the states due to gun fire than troops in Iraq...
they don't call it "gang war" for nothing...
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:49 AM   #12
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great thing about being on our own continent far away from the rest of the world is that it's not very likely we're going to be attacked by anyone. When was the last time an actual military strike took place on US soil? Pearl Harbor? Even that was not main land.
It's hard to feel like you're at war if you're far removed from the actual action.

Now if Canada or Mexico invaded us...then it'd feel like war...for about two days
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:02 AM   #13
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we're at war and it sucks cuz those extremist bastards fight dirty and dont live like humans.. they live like animals.
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:34 PM   #14
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Yes
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:46 PM   #15
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Actually consider the United States at WAR?

Why would there be any doubt we are not at war? Our government has spent over $600 BILLION on Afganistan and Iraq alone!



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