3/10/2003 11:24:00 AM
by The MinuteMan
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.
Something for everyone.