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  •  You hate war... (7+ / 0-)

    But love to punish those who expose war crimes.

    "I'm not scared of anyone or anything, Angie. Isn't that the way life should be?" Jack Hawksmoor

    by skyounkin on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 06:01:54 PM PST

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    •  Rule of law (0+ / 0-)

      We cannot exist without it.  I have had the opportunity to see first hand what happens when we follow "ends justify the means" rather than rule of law.

      In the end, what PFC Manning did may be a net positive for the nation.  May.  But his methods were wrong and violated the law.  Therefore no matter his good intent, he will suffer consequences for his acts.

      It might interest you to know that I feel the same way about the invasion of Iraq.  In the end, the people of Iraq were freed from a tyrant but that end result does not justify an unjust war.  We had no just cause, did not execute comparative justice, lacked competent authority, had no right intention and were not at last resort.  That leaves probability of success and proportionality and passing both of those does not make the war just.  The ends of removing a terrible dictator do not justify the mean of an unjust war.

      It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

      by ksuwildkat on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 09:03:44 PM PST

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