Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Mar 2010 23:18 UTC
In the News And thus, our true colours reveal. Since Obama was the young newcomer, technically savvy, many of us were hoping that he might support patent and/or copyright reform. In case our story earlier on this subject didn't already tip you off, this certainly will: Obama has sided squarely with the RIAA/MPAA lobby, and backs ACTA. No copyright and/or patent reform for you, American citizens!
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jabbotts
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The line given was "I support justified war". Since all war is "justified" by some rationalization on one side or the other, we can toss out "justified" so the line becomes "I support war".. sounds pretty pro-war to me. It wasn't "I support defending our nation" or "we are obligated to defend those without the means to defend themselves" after all.

Besides, can you point to a "justified war" in recent history? Something that didn't boil down to invading a nation to obtain control of it's natural resources?

(edit) I meant also to include - Even if there is "justified" warfare; is the acceptance speech for a peace prize the appropriate place for such comments?

But, I also don't include "the war on" various crime themes as real war. In those cases, the word is simply a marketing spin term to sell a political campaign. (policies proving to be complete failures only increasing the target problem no less)

Edited 2010-03-16 13:25 UTC

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