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853 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by shaun54

Is the holding the `moral high ground` in a war or conflict more important than holding key terrain?

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18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 6/16/04 - 10:22:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Depends on the terrain. I mean, where wouldn't a nation go to protect it's homeland?
Hell, where won't it go to avoid losing it's pride?

How many muslims has the CIA, NSA, etc. secretly tortured just to get information about al-qaeda and related subjects? What about detaining people because of their religion and ethnicity?

We've already given up the moral high ground here. Maybe other nations can hold onto it.

18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 6/17/04 - 5:04:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
In a war, conquering your enemy and taking over his land is the highest priority.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 6/17/04 - 5:17:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
I wonder if my buddy, Moderator num. 2124589, would've approved this one seeing as how the syntax of the sentence is a bit jacked up with that extra "the" in it.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 6/18/04 - 4:16:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Unfortunately, moral high ground is usually compromised in war.
18 yrs ago - Tuesday 8/3/04 - 9:21:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
All's fair in love and war, isn't it?
18 yrs ago - Tuesday 8/3/04 - 11:11:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think that if you're at war, you've already lost the moral highground.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 9/3/04 - 11:12:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
is this a yes or no question?
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 10/15/04 - 9:25:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
Not more important, but it should definitely be ALMOST as important.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 10/15/04 - 2:59:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Very good question.

It some ways I agree with catchall and some ways not so much. In any war both sides compromise morality in order to let themselves believe that their murdering has a higher purpose. Having said that, do I believe that one side can be MORE moral than the other? Yes, but it is a slippery slope.

Do I think we held on to a bit more morality in WWII than the Nazis? Yes. Do I believe that in Vietnam and this current war we hold any kind of moral edge? Not in the least.

In a way this is a trivial argument, though. Any immorality that results in the death of innocent people is too much.

17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 10/25/04 - 5:28:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
most definitely but the one holding that moral high ground will be very very hurt.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 11/11/04 - 11:15:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
yes I think so
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 2/4/05 - 6:18:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
both are necessary, both will be held and sacrificed, but these days its hard to say what 'the moral highground' is. Its hard to please people who want the moral highground

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