It's just practical politics and war strategy. Why do you think we are in bed with the Pakistani's? It sucks and we should be better than this but the reality is that the world is a dangerous place and there are millions of people who wish us harm. they are the only group in Iran.
I use to feel that our moral standards should dictate who we are friends with in the world. After 9/11 thats a luxury I'm not willing to risk. We have to deal with bad guys who have the same enemies we have. Real old school, my enemies enemy is my friend.
Attempted troll/humor while discussing potential child abuse
Originally Posted by Bufkin
If it's effective, who are you, me, or anybody else to call it abuse? I worked with a guy back in Moberly who would shove a finger up his son's ass each time he had anything worse than a C on his report card. If he came home with 2 D's and an F, that's 3 fingers (and this was a big dude). Does that sound hideous and disgusting? Absolutely. Did the kid ever get anything worse than a C after this rule was implemented? Not a chance.
I'm not saying it's morally right or wrong, but does it make the child because of it? Think about that for a second.