IRAQ-SYRIA: The folly of bombing

by David Cortwright If bombing were an effective way of ending terrorism and violent extremism, Afghanistan and Iraq now would be oases of tranquility. Pakistan would be a peaceful paradise. Israel would be safe and free from the fear of terrorist attack. Despite more than a decade of U.S. bombing and large scale military intervention, … Continue reading IRAQ-SYRIA: The folly of bombing

IRAQ-SYRIA: The hypocrisy of further military intervention in Iraq

by Julio R. Sharp-Wasserman As the United States government initiates another war in the Middle East, we are yet again asked to ignore glaring absurdities in the government’s justification of large-scale violence. A distaste for hypocrisy, so central to Jesus’ moral vision, plays an essential role in the outlook of any morally devoted person. Yet … Continue reading IRAQ-SYRIA: The hypocrisy of further military intervention in Iraq