Yes, a War Would Be Moral

The strongest emotional appeal of the movement opposing a war against Saddam Hussein is the idea that peace should always be given the moral benefit of the doubt over war. War is always "failure," as French President Jacques Chirac has put it. Most religious leaders--from the Pope on down--have argued that peace is almost always morally preferable to war, and that this war--whatever its strategic or political justification--would be simply unjust. Indeed, many of these authorities have gone right up to the edge of saying that peace under any circumstance deserves not only a chance but an almost infinite number of...

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