Tyler_JC wrote:Of course we're entitled to the oil contracts. It's funny that this is even a debate.
We defeated them in battle, we conquered their lands, and they have something we want. If this were any other time in history, we would take it and no one would bat an eyelash.
It is only this very recent concept of international liberal democracy that makes humanity think that justice is anything but the advantage of the stronger.
Is it "morally right" according to modern Judeo-Christian values? Of course not. But morals don't have anything to do with it.
If we need it, they have it, and we are strong enough to take it...we will.
"Might doesn't make right, but it surely makes what is." -Ed Abbey