Instigator / Con
47
1432
rating
8
debates
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Topic
#889

Should President Trump go to war with Iran?

Status
Finished

The debate is finished. The distribution of the voting points and the winner are presented below.

Winner & statistics
Better arguments
18
27
Better sources
18
18
Better legibility
9
9
Better conduct
2
9

After 9 votes and with 16 points ahead, the winner is...

RationalMadman
Parameters
Publication date
Last updated date
Type
Standard
Number of rounds
4
Time for argument
Three days
Max argument characters
30,000
Voting period
Six months
Point system
Multiple criterions
Voting system
Open
Contender / Pro
63
1702
rating
569
debates
68.1%
won
Description

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4L0SP2Ney0
As tensions heat up between America and Iran, I thought I would debate whether war is the answer. i plan on voting for Trump as a centrist Republican (Bernie pissed me off too many times), but I do not think war should happen unless there is an ABSOLUTE reason, and I agree with Ron Paul that war should be approved by Congress first.

Round 1
Con
#1
My main reason for not wanting war with Iran is that constant wars are a multitude of problems: First, there is the loss of life. As a prolife Christian, I have an issue with that. Civilians from iran will die, and so will many of our troops. Second, what message does that send? It sends the message, that America can jihad just as much as the Islamic State. Third, Jesus said "bessed are the peacemakers", Fourth, what will stop iran or any other country from attacking America. War is for the most grave of situations. A pacifist, I am not, as I think the war against Nazi Germany was justified. Fifth, have you heard of what Ron Paul calls blowback? If i may quote Buddha, he said something like victory breeds hatred, for the conquered are never happy. Granted, we should not try to make terrorists happy, rather try to stave off war with more diplomatic options like sanctions. Many countries have grave human rights abuses, but we just can't bomb them all without looking like dictators. I await your response, and will gladly forfeit if you prove me wrong. Peace.
Pro
#2
He should go to war with Iran on the basis of politics. The war can be himself and a propaganda war indeed.
Round 2
Con
#3
Come on, you are too intelligent to support another illegal war, and I respect you for that. i see no benefit to going to war with Iran, because the Iranian government does not truely speak for the many Iranians, who want peace.
Pro
#4
Then that is a good reason to go to war with them. Then the new government can speak for the Iranian people.
Round 4
Con
#7
Forfeited