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Volcana
Sep 22nd, 2003, 06:38 PM
"We can no longer permit any nation, or group of nations, to attempt to settle their arguments with bombs and bayonets. If we continue to abide by such decisions, we will be forced to accept the fundamental philosophy of our enemies, namely that 'Might Makes Right.'"

- Harry S. Truman, President of the USA, after WWII

Is Truman describing America? Or her enemies?

Is the philosophy of 'might mkaes right' truly morally repugnant? Or just a way of doing business?