I takes many hands to fire a missile and kill a child:
- Weapons designers.
- Weapons factory owners.
- Weapons factory workers.
- Generals and politicians to buy the weapons and order the strike.
- Soldiers to prepare and fire the weapons.
- Taxpayers to fund it all.
Without each contributor doing his bit, the missile could not be fired. However, most North Americans put 100% of the moral responsibility on the politicians.
I think the weapons factory owners especially deserve a significant share of the blame. They sell to both sides in conflicts. They foment conflicts. They bribe politicians to buy unnecessary weapons which triggers an arms race.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)