Tag Archive for ‘just war’
Sixty-five years ago, on August 6, the United States dropped the first offensive nuclear weapon in history. This bomb, code-named “Little Boy,” killed around 140,000 people in Hiroshima, Japan. The U.S. military dropped the second and last nuclear weapon ever used in war, “Fat Man,” three days later on nearby Nagasaki, killing approximately 39,000 people. Whether these bombings were justified is a matter of dispute.
“And this shall be a sign unto you: You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger.
“And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying: Glory to God in the highest and on earth, peace to men of good will.”
However, if we are at war with Iraq and that war is unjust, there is still nothing that prevents the administration from limiting the use of force to the in bello criteria, thus making this war more just in its execution than it was in its inception.
The (in)famous February 2003 issue of Chronicles, which lays out the conservative case against the coming war on Iraq.