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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    It's always a cost/benefit analysis. You can't look at cause without weighing the costs. That's hopelessly idealistic. If the Civil War could have been handled with only 20,000 deaths, my opinion would be quite different.
    What's the Lateralus Death Cut-Off Point for war?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    It's always a cost/benefit analysis. You can't look at cause without weighing the costs. That's hopelessly idealistic. If the Civil War could have been handled with only 20,000 deaths, my opinion would be quite different.
    The best view to war was in the old saw about a young English boy asking his aristocratic father about WWI.

    "What role did you play during the Great War, Father?"

    "I tried to prevent the bloody thing!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    It's always a cost/benefit analysis. You can't look at cause without weighing the costs. That's hopelessly idealistic. If the Civil War could have been handled with only 20,000 deaths, my opinion would be quite different.
    It's kind of dumbfounding that you're suddenly talking to me like I'm not a cost minded person.

    So, you simply state that the civil war was a problem because of how many people died? That's your only beef with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    It's kind of dumbfounding that you're suddenly talking to me like I'm not a cost minded person.

    So, you simply state that the civil war was a problem because of how many people died? That's your only beef with it?
    I've already stated that I believe it was unnecessary. However, we had a President who was determined to win at all costs. Hence, my low opinion of Lincoln.

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