When would you use the military?Submitted by Cheeseburger on Sat, 08/24/2013 - 16:43
Im going to make this quick. Please note this question is completely independent of anything taking place in the news right now. I think we need to learn to mind our own business as a nation and that our meddling is what has created the enemies we are fighting. Not to mention we are beyond broke.
My question though is this, is it ever okay to get involved when a situation has no impact on our nation. For example, if there was a group of savages brutally murdering innocent children by the hundreds of thousands. Would everyone object to doing anything? If there ever was a situation where people with power and weapons for no reason except pure malice started murdering huge quantities of people with no ability to defend themselves, would you support in this rare occasion using our military to bring on the pain to these people? Even if we had absolutely no interests in the region.
Personally, while I would demand the issue be brought to congress and there be a vote on a declaration of war, I would in this rare circumstance vote yes if I was a member of congress.Keep in mind what is taking place in Egypt and Syria does not fit this description in the slightest.