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    (Original post by Thud)
    Does America not have a history of dropping nuclear bombs? And Germany a history of being a itsy bit aggressive to its neighbours?
    America certainly does have a history of using nuclear weapons offensively, I won't even try and argue against that, however it was done at a time when they'd just been invented and their implications and long-term effects were not fully understood, or the same now. There was no risk of retaliation then, for example, which is one of the reasons why they are feared now - you can't use one now because everyone might start flinging them around.

    Germany... that was under different governments.

    If we're making fair comparisons, America [or another allied power] should have been allowed atomic weapons in WW2 because it forced an unconditional Japanese surrender, which liberated China and prevented another scenario like inter-war Germany. Inter-war Germany should not have been allowed its arms buildup as it led to WW2. The German Apologists are now seen as wrong.

    I personally think it was near-complete SPARTA to sell Saddam chemical weapons given his history, although I do see the legitimate reasons he may have had for wanting them.
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    (Original post by CommunistHamster)
    America certainly does have a history of using nuclear weapons offensively, I won't even try and argue against that, however it was done at a time when they'd just been invented and their implications and long-term effects were not fully understood, or the same now. There was no risk of retaliation then, for example, which is one of the reasons why they are feared now - you can't use one now because everyone might start flinging them around.

    Germany... that was under different governments.

    If we're making fair comparisons, America [or another allied power] should have been allowed atomic weapons in WW2 because it forced an unconditional Japanese surrender, which liberated China and prevented another scenario like inter-war Germany. Inter-war Germany should not have been allowed its arms buildup as it led to WW2. The German Apologists are now seen as wrong.

    I personally think it was near-complete SPARTA to sell Saddam chemical weapons given his history, although I do see the legitimate reasons he may have had for wanting them.
    Saddam was the West's ***** in the Middle East, it may be argued that keeping a more powerful than his neighbours "friend" there can help to maintain peace in a unstable area where power struggles are common.


    SPARTA? Greek city...?
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    300 reference :P. As in "This is madness!" "Madness? No...THIS IS SPAARTAA"
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    Traitorous george is just a Don King wannabe minus the charm and bad haircut
 
 
 
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