A reader sez…
Check out today’s Goldberg File. I think it makes a very good point. The question he asks is essentially this: How does war against Iraq become moral just because Cameroon and Syria are now on our side? How does war become moral because we bought off France and Russia?
This is the question someone needs to ask our bishops, both here and in Rome.
If always had problems with the “UN, not US, as competent authority” argument. What carries more weight for me is the question of whether the benefits of the war are likely to be greater than if it had been left unfought. It’s not a slam dunk that the region will be more stable afterwards. But since I’m not privy to intelligence information, what do I know?