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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: 3/28/2003 2:42:03 PM
Name or Pseudonym: lisa
Subject: Bishop Gumbleton

What would you do if you could have stopped Hitler 15 years before WW II? Would you have wanted to go in with force? Saddam is a cruel leader repeating many of the same actions and tactics Hitler used. He kills and terrorizes and hurts. As a nation of power it is our job to secure life and freedom and choices for the innocent.

Our president does not come after you like that. He does not take away our rights to protest. The law establishes lines and areas for protest. People are arrested when they break these lines.

I pray for peace. I greatly respect those that are willing to fight on foreign soil so others may enjoy the freedom of will that we do.

I will quote ST. Joan of Arc as to the reason she gave at trial for taking up arms: "God helps those who help themselves."

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