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    North Korea has nukes now, with imminent and ominous portent.

    Japan has no nukes, and no real appetite for them.

    I propose the US do everything it can to help Japan develop a cutting-edge missile-defense system, with every bell and whistle in the technical arsenal, and do so with the stated aim of exporting same to any and every taker deemed acceptable by Japan and the US.

    What harm, after all.
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    Your friend today is your enemy tomorrow. Do you remember arming Iraq, well not you personally, when they were at war with Iran?

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    Gee, why not.
    We already arm the Mexican drug cartels and every wingnut with a grudge against his ex-wife, so why discriminate against Japan?
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    Think of the power rush you get when you hold a gun. Now imagine having you own armed to the teeth army, navy and airforce. And then nuclear codes.

    No wonder theese guys are nuts, all of them. No man is supposed to have that much power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger200 View Post
    Think of the power rush you get when you hold a gun. Now imagine having you own armed to the teeth army, navy and airforce. And then nuclear codes.

    No wonder theese guys are nuts, all of them. No man is supposed to have that much power.
    I can't speak for the rest of the world, but in the USA it must be a joint decision. Only Congress can declare war, and by majority vote; it isn't a sole persons decision.



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    Of course, they can only vote according to the information they're given...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat Faced View Post
    Of course, they can only vote according to the information they're given...
    Yes, certain information is kinda iffy.

    You gotta watch the Brits' offerings, from what I hear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    We already arm the Mexican drug cartels...
    Oops.

    Turns out to be less-than-true...

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elec...umber-claimed/
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    What part of that do you find problematic, Kev?
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Diaz

    "Let's do what we can with what we know," he said. "We know that one hell of a lot of firearms come from the United States because our gun market is wide open."
    So it's undisputed that we do, in fact, provide arms to Mexican cartels.
    And this is OK because China and Russian and pretty much anyone with an anvil- you know, all the cool kids- are doing it too.

    Right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    What part of that do you find problematic, Kev?
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Diaz

    "Let's do what we can with what we know," he said. "We know that one hell of a lot of firearms come from the United States because our gun market is wide open."
    So it's undisputed that we do, in fact, provide arms to Mexican cartels.
    And this is OK because China and Russian and pretty much anyone with an anvil- you know, all the cool kids- are doing it too.

    Right.
    Well, I took the small liberty of assuming the fact of the White House's stating that "90 percent of the cartels' weapons come from the US" was found to be wildly excessive (the actual figure is about 17 percent) might change the presumptions of liberal people such as yourself, given your normal reliance on "facts", but, since the actual facts are not the ones you prefer to use, I will say here that I cited the article for the consumption of people other than yourself, because it seems you think that 17 equals 90.

    It's a brand of math I can't quite come to grips with, but hey.
    Last edited by j2k4; 04-02-2009 at 10:22 PM.
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