15 January 2009 ~ 11 Comments

24 And Impossible Decisions

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This post came out of a coffee I had with Ryan this morning.  We started talking about 24 and both agreed that the right decision for the president right now on this season of 24 is clear.  However, we disagreed on what that decision should be.  So that made me kinda curious to know what all of you would do in her position.

If you watch 24, just jump down to the poll embedded on the page (RSS readers) and then feel free to share any thoughts in the comment section.  Don’t worry, the poll is anonymous so we can’t judge you.
For those of you living under a rock and not watching the greatest TV show EVER, allow me to set up the scenario very quickly so you can vote as well.

The short of it is this.  Imagine you are President.  There is mass genocide in Africa due to a major civil uprising, children are being kidnapped and recruited to kill, and thousands of innocent women and children are being killed daily.  You have troops ready to go in to aid the African government in putting a stop to the killing.  Now the terrorist leader that is responsible for the war has gained control to American technology that will allow him to kill thousands of Americans through air traffic control, power grids, and the likes.  He is ordering you to remove troops from Africa or he will begin killing Americans.

Hopefully that basically sums up the situation after the first 4 hours of this season.  Oh, and option C has been eliminated for this poll.  That option being just let Jack Bauer loose and allow him to kick everybody’s tails and save the world.  Now…vote!

11 Responses to “24 And Impossible Decisions”

  1. Rachel 15 January 2009 at 8:09 pm Permalink

    I thought it was so obvious on the show that she’s supposed to stick with the plan and go on with the attack. We don’t negotiate with terrorists!!! And aren’t the bad guys in her administration wanting her to do the opposite. Why would we want them to win?
    Away from the show I think I feel the same way, although it’s a little tougher to say. Fun conversation, but also crazy to think what it’s like to actually be the president! I don’t want the job.

  2. Anonymous 15 January 2009 at 4:54 pm Permalink

    I don’t think there is a right or wrong answer. Everyone who has posted has made a valid point, that’s why it’s so hard to find a middle ground with these issues. I know I would rather die for something than stand for nothing!
    Mom

  3. Anonymous 15 January 2009 at 4:53 pm Permalink

    I don’t think there is a right or wrong answer. Everyone who has posted has made a valid point, that’s why it’s so hard to find a middle ground with these issues. I know I would rather die for something than stand for nothing!
    Mom

  4. Jamie Stavenger 15 January 2009 at 2:34 pm Permalink

    Option C. I’m a rebel.

  5. Ryan Lipert 15 January 2009 at 2:22 pm Permalink

    When did renouncing faith come into the picture.
    Does loyalty come into play here? A presidents loyalty is first and foremost to the country he/she presides over, and he/she should act in the best interest of the individuals in that country. Rocked.

  6. Bobby 15 January 2009 at 2:04 pm Permalink

    My point is, you can’t let a terrorist dictate your foreign policy. And you have to stand for principles. If someone were threatening my life if my wife didn’t renounce her faith in Jesus or something, I hope she’d do the right thing and let me die. ;)

  7. Ben 15 January 2009 at 11:22 am Permalink

    You can’t assume they wouldn’t just kill those people then kill your wife and kids anyway. That’s what terrorists do. They lie and murder.

  8. Ben 15 January 2009 at 11:20 am Permalink

    Fight the genocide! Just like we’re doing today! I mean at least today…unless that changes in a few months.

  9. Ryan Lipert 15 January 2009 at 11:14 am Permalink

    My case is the same case you would make if you were forced to choose between saving your wife and a woman you didn’t know from being murdered. You would obviously save your wife right? Be careful… does rachel read this stuff?

  10. Bobby 15 January 2009 at 10:57 am Permalink

    Dude, you’re link love is there. You must have looked right before the link posted.
    And I wasn’t gonna let people know what side we came down on, but the cat’s outta the bag now. Yeah it might be a little slanted, but hey, it is my blog. ;)
    Go ahead and make your case. That’s what comments are for. lol.

  11. Ryan Lipert 15 January 2009 at 10:54 am Permalink

    You do the topic no justice. The way you word it, you clearly influence the reader to fight genocide.
    And where is my link love!


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