Based on the church's traditional criteria for waging a "just war,"
editor David Miller (October, page 66) provides a powerful argument for
saying "no" to the present rush to military action against Iraq. More
troubling than the present reluctance to exhaust peaceful means is the
presumption that our country has a right to take unilateral,
pre-emptive military action against potential enemies. Even more
disturbing is the arrogant pretension to virtue that underlies the
quest for global military and economic dominance contained in the
recently released National Security Strategy.
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