Myths Abound in Military Action Against Libya

British forces are in action in Libya in a campaign that has the potential to be hugely divisive. No war has ever had the universal support of the population, and one of the burdens of government is that our leaders have to make unpopular decisions. But the broad...

Bypassing Time-Honored Rules of Just War “ Again

President Barack Obama has bypassed the time-honored rules of just war for a second time.   The first time was when he announced in early December 2009 that he wanted more war in Afghanistan to end the war there.   In Obama’s speech at the U.S. Military Academy...

Pope Neither Condemns, Endorses Libya Attacks

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI voiced “fear and trepidation” about the “disturbing news coming from Libya” in a carefully worded statement that neither endorsed nor condemned U.S. and European attacks against Libyan dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi. Benedict made...