Originally Posted by ateamer
In 1945, we killed a few hundred thousand Japanese civilians with firebombing and nukes. Do you numbers and stats guys have the same outrage about that? I don't see any problem with overwhelming payback. This isn't two guys fighting in a parking lot over a girl. This is one country fighting to be kept from extinction.
The doctrine of proportional response is a perfect way to lose a war. If they kill one of yours you kill 1000 of thiers.
A broad brush paints a lousy picture, lacking the nuance and details of life's realities. As a young man my paints were black and white, with age came a palette holding many shades of gray.