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Interesting; but the author of that piece clearly thinks that being at war is always bad.
How many of those wars brought about real change for the better? Or would that author have preferred that we let others steal American ships and hold their crews hostage? Or would that author have preferred that the US remain isolationist and let the Nazis totally dominated Europe killing millions while Japan enslaved Asia? Or how about let ISIS arrive at the gates of Rome unchecked?
Would I be wrong if I guessed that author would complain if a thief broke into his house; but, someone said, nope, we can't do anything that would harm the thief - 'cause, you know, fighting is bad.
Yea, war stinks; but, many times doing nothing is worse.