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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: 3/27/2003 2:04:03 AM
Name or Pseudonym: C.P.
Subject: Really scary

It is really scary. If a person lies too many times, even true one time, people will not believe him. You can see how much credit US still has now.

Even if Iraq does have thousands of chemical plants, that does not justify the war. The Catechism has said it, "A good intention (for example, that of helping one’s neighbor) does not make behavior that is intrinsically disordered, such as lying and calumny, good or just. The end does not justify the means.(1753)" Killing people to save people is not a Christian thinking. It is an Atheist thinking. No matter US does have a good intention (which I seriously doubt), or US can achieve the final goal (which I don’t expect), this war by itself and in itself, is evil.

You may be sincere to help the Iraq people. But how can they believe that you are helping them? People will appreciate you if you really help them, but will hate you if you meddle in their affairs, let alone invade their land. Perhaps that is why those coutries who were "helped" by the US were not appreciative at all.

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