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Monday, March 10, 2003

Tony Blair, Jimmy Carter, And The "Just War"

Born again Christain Jimmy carter evaluates the "just war" theory as it relates to Iraq.

The Economiost, brilliant when I agree with them, had said this only last week:

The truth is that when it comes to Iraq, the just war arguments are very finely balanced. Just war theory says that war can only be waged as a last resort; by a legitimate authority; with a reasonable chance of success; to re-establish peace; in proportion to an injury suffered; and it must discriminate between combatants and non-combatants. There is room for arguing all these points—whether, for instance, Saddam Hussein poses a sufficient threat to peace, and whether the last resort has been reached. The case can be made both for war and against it; but the clerics are in no better position than Mr Blair to make that judgment.

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