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Daily Archives: December 12, 2011

Thinking about: Government defending the right to life

If one of the purposes of government, as argued by Thomas Jefferson, was the protection of life – wouldn’t this potential decision by Pakistan to say enough is enough with the US killing noncombatants be over long in coming and well in keeping with that purpose?

Of course, what if the US leaves off the drones and goes to aircraft? Will Pakistan follow through and shoot down something with Actual American People in it, just to protect a bunch of nameless Pakistanis? And if it does, what then? Does Obama get his wish for war with a nuclear armed Muslim country?

Stay tuned, and keep your popcorn handy!