30 March 2011

War

Well, here I go into politics. For the life of me, I cannot understand what we are doing in Libya. I cannot see that any component of the just war rationale is clearly fulfilled by this reckless venture. Does anyone think that this will "work"? I do not think that we even know whom we are supporting or what a good outcome would be.

When will we stop rationalizing war? In every case, war is a moral catastrophe. If we are driven into a conflict by the demands of justice, then it should be with a sense of penance. Rather, what seems to happen is that we use just war theory to rationalize what we want to do anyhow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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