Zap, there is nothing wrong with that as a goal. However, the means used to work towards such as goal are significant. I know you think the ends justify the means, but they don't, they really don't. That is the same style of thinking that allows terrorism.
Oh boo hoo. Considering Canada was and is in Afghanistan, fighting terorrism, I don't think you get to make this claim. The war in Iraq has had a lot of reasons cast upon it.
There are many ways to fight terrorism, but Iraq may not be such a good example of that.
Wow, you must be suffering from some serious cognitive dissonance on this issue. So, now because there is an example of someone behaving with even lower standards than yours, you feel justified?
Nice logic. Why don't you shut up, stop waving the flag, and think about what you are saying before you open your mouth, just for once.
Look, I'm all for getting information, but at the same time, the rule of law, which supposedly the US is a nation of, isn't something to be thrown away when it is no longer convenient.
I'm also all for saving lives, but the ends do not justify the means. Sometimes, to live under your own principles, you have to take risks. Do you want to live under the principles for which your nation stands or don't you?
The "if it saves one" line is not necessarily correct. It sounds nice. It is very hard to argue against... but freedom has a price. Living up to your own principles has a price. Are you willing to pay that price? According to you, apparently not, the price is too high if it costs even one life. I guess your principles don't mean as much as you claim they mean.
Whether or not something can be made to work, again, is not the issue. The issue is whether you will allow yourself and your country to sacrifice your principles in order to reduce risk. You, according to your own words, are very willing to throw away your principles.
Does everyone in the USA feel that principles are not worth dying for? Isn't freedom a principle? Didn't people die for that? What the hell exactly does the US stand for?
In reading on these boards I'd think it stood for might makes right. I'd think it stood for the ends justify the means.