Bush's 'Iraq Project'

Can war be justified?

Jesus tells us to judge a tree by its fruits-advice that is not easy to apply when the tree is growing and the fruits have yet to appear. The tree that is the Bush administration’s Iraq policy has branches that in turn have branches. Some of these branches will actually bear fruit, but what kind of fruit is a matter of considerable uncertainty. Still, the tree already has a certain shape, and we can make some reasonable judgments about...

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John Langan, SJ, is the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Professor of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University where he teaches ethics and international affairs in the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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