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St. Francis of Assisi, Patron of Peace

Does the military action the U.S. is contemplating against Iraq meet the standards of a just war?


Date: 3/24/2003 7:11:49 PM
Name or Pseudonym: Joe
Subject: The Pope

The Pope has stated this is not a just war.
Why are we even debating this issue?
The Pope has lived through Nazism and Communism, so he knows wthe oppression of a brutal regime. Members of the Bush administration have argued for attacking Iraq for more than a decade and are misusing 9/11 for their political agenda. This is an immoral act. Some of these men argued during the 1980s that we should have attacked the USSR because war was inevitable. Praise God for John Paul II, the man Mikhail Gorbachev credited most for the collapse of communism. War was not needed to defeat the Soviet Union. Who do you trust more-George Bush or John Paul II? I feel ashamed that so many Americans are willing to sacrifice their principles and morals for a feeling of safety. It is under times of duress, like the post 9/11 world, that a person’s true principles and morals are displayed for the world. As the Pope stated, the gap between Christians and Muslims is widening. Too bad the world views our government as immoral but our citizens largely do not.

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