Originally Posted by patteeu
Your statement was about the relationship between small government conservatives and war, suggesting that you couldn't be in favor of military action if you were a true small government conservative. That's obviously rubbish.
You omit much because you are spinning what I said. I am talking about starting a war on a nation because they decide to arm themselves while it is being surrounded by a superpower with bases on its border and who invaded a neighbor, who has MEK inside its country committing terrorists acts in order to agitate and foment another overthrow of their govt. Furthermore, our treasure and blood is to be used for two other nations--not for our own defense. The Soviet Union armed themselves to a much greater degree and we did not bomb them either.
Other than that, this is just your opinion. A NC opinion.
And let's not forget that Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and George Wasington started a war too. Like Napoleon and Hitler would do, I guess. Or, given that they weren't heads of state at the time, maybe they were more like Osama bin Laden.
Nope! No comparison whatsoever. Those guys rebelled against their own govt and seceded from Great Britain who shot the first shots. Not even in the same category of thing.
Now tell me what Washington said in his Farewell Address about permanent entangling alliances patteeu.
These guys, except for perhaps Hamilton, are not match for today's NeoCons.