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Aug 3, 2008 10:50 pm


WARTIME DISSENT



helps the enemy argues Tigerhawk and he is absolutely right.
That does not mean dissent should be outlawed or squashed just that it should be constructive and carefully timed.

Examination of past errors should await the end of the war and criticism should be directed at future improvement. Persons of honor should never forget that lives are at stake.




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Jonathan Dresner - 11/12/2005

Brilliant piece. It frames the issue in the favor of pro-war arguments by ignoring entirely, as do you, the possibility that the critics are right, and that issues of tactics and causes are often intertwined and that radical, not incremental, alterations of policy may be necessary to avoid dramatic failure.

Propoganda. Cheap shots. Persons of honor would remember that principles are at stake as well as lives.