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I Know That War Is a Necessary Evil

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    Conflict Is Life

    Its scary, but we do it to live on. Its horrible, degrading, costly, and torturous to all involved, but we do it to keep the bad guy down. War is a necessary evil, I really can't say much more about it. The phrase says it all.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23, 2008

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    Necessary, Yes. a Good Thing, No

    I have many family and friends/workmates who have served in the British armed forces & 3 cousins and a family friend still in the army. I believe that whilst wars to build empires should remain a thing of the past, wars or conflicts for a country's own defense or...
    britbear britbear 36-40, M Jun 16, 2009

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    From a Marine Reservist's Wife

    The very fact alone that the group has the phrase necessary evil, it says something. Doesn't it? Ideally we would like to consider that peacemaking would be an easy answer. Not everyone is intelligent enough to do something other than resort to violence. The greatest of...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 8 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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    War Is Sometimes a Necessary Evil, Always a Great Tragedy

    I do think war is sometimes a necessary evil. But oftentimes, it isn't. So we humans have to be very careful before supporting wars and going to war, cause sometimes it's just evil, or at best an ignorant and tragic course of action. If everyone took this approach to war, we...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace 46-50, M 9 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    Well I Dunno

    Well i guess i really cant say thats not necessary as long as evil still conquers the world.  Unfortunatly I am a soldier as well as a military spouse and this i find incredibly hard. I have always been told what to do and got used to it, but when it came to them deploying...
    melissa2solomon melissa2solomon 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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    “If your enemy is secure at all points,

    be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject...
    Jzzmine Jzzmine 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2015

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    War is never a pleasant

    and tidy affair. Those who would have you believe it is possible to completely avoid any conflict , or to engage in any sort of “civilized “ conflict , have either never seen combat , seen it on a very limited scale , or are completely and solely idiotic. It is a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 29, 2015

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    Sorry, But It's True

    War is a necessary evil. War is a last resort when all diplomacy has failed. To be honest diplomacy can not go on forever. At some point you get and agreement or you don't. At some point not only rights and principles but also peoples must be protected from aggression and an...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 8 Responses Sep 22, 2008

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    I Used to Think It Wasn't

    I have seen how it has effected me and my family. Both my Uncle and cousin were in the world trade center Sept. 11th. That was my uncles 2nd time of making it out alive. Maybe we shouldn't have started the war but we have and now if we pull out we are asking to be attacked. Look...
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04 26-30 2 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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