Originally Posted by sflocal
While I think the recent military conflicts have a lot to be desired, I can only guess (imo) that you may have missed the page in the history books from a few decades ago about had the US not exercised its military might (including the draft), we might all be speaking German or Japanese right now in what would have been an even more dictatorial government. Thankfully, it's an opinion only which like you, I'm exercising my right to do so.
It's a tired argument to say that because WWII was a just war, then all wars are just wars. I've never met anyone, no matter how liberal/hippie/peacenik their views, who believes the U.S. shouldn't have entered WWII. I think the term for this type of argument is "straw man."
The original poster's distinction was between offensive and defensive wars. Personally, I feel a huge respect and gratitude for soldiers who fight to defend our land and people, and a huge dislike of leaders who waste their sacrifice on unnecessary, offensive actions -- and I don't think that's a contradiction.
As for Apple, I think it's natural to question their involvement given Steve Jobs's sometimes vocal personal values. But if the scene in Pirates of Silicon Valley where he ran through a peace rally to get to an R&D meeting is any indication, he's going to put his business before his politics!