Originally Posted by Faith_Machine
I'm sure that a midget would almost always be acceptable to keep, so long as you were not under the direct order to destroy everyone and everything.
The Bible way is as always the correct way. Wars these days are like bloody football matches, and not gay soccer either, but True AMERICAN STYLE FOOTBALL, in the way that we have two teams fighting each other until one side wins, but then later on the two sides might have a rematch. Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Storm II: Electric Bugaloo, and Operation Endearing Eagle are all the same war. If we went in the Bible way...shock and awe would never stop until you knew that enemy was done. There are no sanctions or rebuilding efforts wasting our tax dollars to refund the terrorists who plan to attack again at a later date--there is desolation and a lot of new land for the righteous to inhabit.
Yes, wars fought under the Geneva convention still result in American deaths that are all too sad and numerous, but the consequences aren't the same. When going to war means a commitment to wiping out every single person in an enemy nation, America would remain steadfast in defending itself by declaring war on any attacking nation, such as Iraq, but instead of being handcuffed by some communist propaganda out of Geneva, we would fully support every single American soldier as he smites the heathens. This will force cowardly, piss ant countries like Iraq, to be very careful about starting trouble. The final result is less war overall and a more peaceful time world wide...or else.