Originally Posted by ganeil
If a bank robber grabs a hostage and fires at the police who return fire and one of the officers shoots the hostage, who is legally responsible for the death of the hostage?
So why don't we just nuke them -- burn it all and start over again. No more casualties for us and the world would see "who the boss is"...
That is a bull analogy.
The robber in your analogy is a bad guy that has done something to us -- by endangering our lives and stealing our money.
Iraq, on the other hand (including Saddam) has never done anything bad to US
! So, we definitely have no right of killing Iraqi citizens.
Actually, according to your analogy, I see so called "insurgency" having every right killing our kids over there...