Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Worst-Case Scenario: War

Every time I hear someone say, "Obama made a red line on Iran, they crossed it, and he's still talking!" I hear, "I want to go to war, and the president won't go along with it!" Granted, in certain extreme circumstances, it might be necessary. Even then, it would be a tragedy.

Aren't we supposed to believe war is a failure? That only unjustified aggression would sanction it?

We've got it all twisted. We had been so convinced of America's rightness that we could ignore basic principles of justice to do a "greater good". This reeks of consequentialism.

Anyway, so far, so good, Mr. President and Secretary Kerry. Ever and always, talking is better than killing.

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