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Iraq: Is more violence the answer?

Letter-writers, 2-to-1, think not

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.

Paul A. Wee
Alexandria, Va.


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