Lethargic IITian
Musings of a 20-something lethargic IITian on India and Catholicism.

Tuesday, January 14, 2003  

I hope what the Holy Father has to say about war in Iraq can pacify my "blood-thirsty" American brethren:

"And what are we to say of the threat of war which could strike the people of Iraq, the land of the prophets, a people already sorely tried by more than 12 years of embargo?" ... "War is never just another means that one can choose to employ for settling differences between nations," ... "As the charter of the United Nations organization and international law itself remind us, war cannot be decided upon, even when it is a matter of ensuring the common good, except as the very last option and in accordance with very strict conditions, without ignoring the consequences for the civilian population both during and after the military operations," he emphasized.

I've been reading some of the responses on AmericanCatholic.org on their discussion forum on the war in Iraq - particularly by a person who calls himself "Dr John". Needless to say, there are several good reasons to go to war with Iraq to remove Saddam from power. However, the question is - are those reasons good enough? Do those reasons satisfy the conditions for a "Just War"?

posted by Kensy | 12:10 AM
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The Hindutva Attack on St. Francis Xavier
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