He said Syria, Iran and Saudi Arabia are nations that currently pose large threats to the United States, but that Bush will not and is not doing anything because "a man truly dedicated to self-defense cannot justify going to war with them. Iran threatens the United States the most, but we can't attack because there has been no genocide and there is no universally-accepted monster in power there."
Brook attacked just-war theory's principles that force used in war must be proportionate to the threat. "In my view this is horrific," he said. "That's saying we must balance the deaths of U.S. soldiers and civilians with the deaths of enemy soldiers and civilians ... and sacrifice the greatest nation in the history of the world to the worst countries today." (TuftsDaily.com, 04/20/05.)
Thursday, April 21, 2005
THE MORALITY OF WAR
Here is an excerpt from Daniela Perdomo's article, Ayn Rand Institute director discusses morality of war.