Friday, January 20, 2006

More on the Pakistan bombing

Click here or scroll down to the next post for my take on whether or not the bombing of that Pakistani village was justified -- and on the key question of what an appropriate threshold for justification would be.

There is no easy answer. I still tend to agree with Kevin Drum that in this case the attack was justified. However, there are obviously compelling arguments on the other side, and one response I recommend highly is by Bob Geiger, who "can't get around the feeling that Americans somehow believe we have the right to commit actions against other countries that we would consider acts of war if done to us". On this we agree.

See also Shakespeare's Sister, who links to me (and to my friend Carla at Preemptive Karma) and makes some excellent points.

Needless to say, this is a tough one.

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