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IRAQ: Just war or a Just War?
Quoting from the most famous work ot Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), Rosa de Pena says:
"It might well be that the British remember the Burkean admonition, that in order to live in a civilized society, men agree to the principle that no one is to be a judge in is own case. Bush and Blair seem to be acting as judges in their own case, and thus threatening the basis of civilized society. While the UN is far from flawless (that's a polite way of putting it), still it represents a superior power to which these gentlemen should bow if they are to give a good example of due obedience". RH: Wise words, but they take us back to our WAIS argument.
Ronald Hilton - 3/15/03