Dinner Conversation

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Our dinner conversations are always quite colorful and normally quite thought provoking. Last night, our conversation gravitated to that of the torture that has been happening in Baghdad and Guantomino Bay, which, I might add, is not recommended to discuss quite eating.

But, the questions posed were as follows; how can we retain the "moral high ground" if we are doing the very thing we are supposed to be liberating them from? Can we then dismiss the entire cause as wrong and unjust because SOME people are behaving unethically? How can we say support the troops with such a action? How can we let the actions of a few troops errode the support for thousands? Is it fair to say such behavior is inevitable because of the depravity of man?

These thoughts and questions were bounced around, with many answers and opinions, but it caused me to ponder for awhile.

What do you think?

1 Responses to “Dinner Conversation”

  1. Blogger Joe 

    "They" killed thier own people by the tens of thousands with chemical weapons. "They" sent planes into the pentagon and the twin towers. "They" had women held out of schools and beat in the streets. "They" blew up the Cole. "They" play dead, and shoot our soldiers in thier backs when they walk by. "They" are evil. We had a few people pull pranks on criminals. There is no comparison. We have the moral high ground.

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I worked in the car business where I was required to be ruthless and soul-less wench, which is when I started this project. Since then, I've kept it up because secretly, I've always wanted to join the military. Every male in my mother's family has joined and I quietly entertain thoughts of joining. I haven't yet and don't know if I ever will, but sending the troops cookies keeps me sane. it makes me think I still have a shred of human kindness left in my withering soul. it's a small way for me to salute the men and women who are brave enough to fight for freedom. And makes me feel like I'm contributing toward troop morale--even if I'm not. So if you want to help, send me addresses of troops you know stationed overseas. you may also contribute toward the cost of chocolate chips, but don't feel obligated, that link is here only by request.

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