Mudcat Café message #1758513 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92100   Message #1758513
Posted By: Peter T.
12-Jun-06 - 09:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: I met a real war hero
Subject: RE: BS: I met a real war hero
I think that most people on the Mudcat -- certainly the ones I have met -- have a great reluctance to commit to war. That if it is to be carried out, it should be carried out against a true enemy and only as an absolute last resort and that it should be contributed to by all the members of a democratic society -- for, as someone once said, be careful about getting democracies into wars, they are terrible once aroused. Many people here (me included) had parents who fought in World War II and were taught very early on not to take wars lightly.

This sober assessment of how and when democratic societies should commit to wars bears no resemblance to the last four years; and is at the root of virtually all of the objections I have read here to the current conflicts.   


yours,

Peter T.