This is challenging!

8 Feb

I read a very short book last night, Novena In Time Of War, written by a vet of the 1991 Persian Gulf War. He tells the story of dining with a minister and his wife and discussing the current Iraq war. The topic of supporting the troops came up–how we may not want to go to war, but once we do, we as a nation start to pull together to support the troops. The minister offered one simple truth:

“The boys are over there killing people.”

Holy crap. That hit me pretty hard and made me stop and think.

I highly recommend the book. The author does a masterful job of posing very difficult yet important questions about the morality of war.


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