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NextGenfuture803 karma

I think my favorite/ the most informative part of this AMA is the lack of an answer to this question.

NextGenfuture8 karma

sounds like its "Lets try this different thing thats virtue is being different, without any thought or planning for the consequences"

NextGenfuture7 karma

when you say "One would have to decide", who do you mean? when you say "Whether or not the vacuum is worth" you are saying "if we pull out, what we get is a vacuum", is the vacuum worth the damage and lives of not pulling out. You make it seem like on one hand is this amorphous thing, on the other is damage and death, when in reality, both options bring with the damage and death as consequences. I'm not saying that you're wrong about concern for our footprint in the world, but you are wrong if you think the answer is just collapse into our own shell and forsake our role in the world. Someone will be the greatest power in the world. As bad as our nation is, there are worse powers, and I don't think letting the rest of the world and potentially ourselves falling under the sway of dictators, strong men, and lawlessness is the answer.

NextGenfuture3 karma

My question is this: Given the revelation in this video concerning the views of "moderate" muslims https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYAcLudBbhg, and the results of this Pew study http://www.pewforum.org/2013/04/30/the-worlds-muslims-religion-politics-society-overview/ with regard to Pakistan in particular, Why should we (westerners) care who gets killed by drone strikes?