Answering 10 Questions about the War on Terror

The 10 questions:

1) When, if ever, is preemptive war is justified?

2) When, if ever, is the United States justified in removing a foreign dictator from power?

3) Do you agree with the position—recently quoted approvingly on this blog by Dr. Kuznicki—that Islamic terrorism is not a serious threat, but a hobgoblin used by the Bush Administration to increase its authority?

4) Precisely what (if anything) do you propose the United States do about the Iranian nuclear weapons program?

5) Do you believe that the United States should defend Israel, either militarily, by the sale of arms, or in other ways (please specify)?

6) Can you name a specific case in which an American dissenter, not actually affiliated with a terrorist organization, has been jailed or otherwise deprived of civil rights under the PATRIOT Act?

7) Do you believe that we ought to remove American troops from Iraq immediately, regardless of the consequences to Iraqis?

8) With regard to interrogation or incarceration: do you believe that infringements of religious sensitivities (e.g., mistreating the Koran) or personal sensibilities (e.g., making men wear women’s underwear on their heads) ought to be regarded as comparable with physical torture?

9) What, if any, legal consequences do you believe flow from a declaration of war?

10) Do you believe that the Bush Administration purposely manipulated intelligence information in order to persuade the Congress to authorize military intervention in Iraq?

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