Syria: a couple of “just war” considerations

Pray each day…


I really have no desire to write about the proposed U.S. military intervention into the civil war in Syria. I doubt I really do punditry that well, especially in regard to war; it is hard to make jokes about it. But when Pope Francis calls for a day of prayer and fasting in regard to Syria (and world peace in general), it tends to become hard to think of anything else.

So here goes. The only consolation I can offer you is that I will not actually try to convince you of anything one way or the other. Rather, I will just offer a couple of philosophical reflections on the Syrian conflict and the possibility of American intervention in light of the tradition of just war thought. Take from it what you will.

Pope Francis met with media

Since I already mentioned the Pope, I will start there. In his Angelus address of September 1st

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