H'lo Again

I hardly think Andrew is justifying the September 11th attacks. I quote: "Yes obviosly what Bin Laden did was horrific and unprecendented, and he had no right to do it". 2. Do you, Ben, honestly think that no innocent civilians have been killed in the war on terrorism? The killing of unarmed men, women and children simply because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time seems fairly random to me.

However, I've said it once, and I'll say it again: a war for the sake of retribution (or retribution behind the thin mask that "matters of national security" provides, as it may be) is not necessary at all. Innocent civilians need not forfeit their lives because of hatred they did not begin and do not intend to propagate. What is necessary is to round up members of Al-Qaeda and, with the help of an impartial jury, decide what (morally founded) action most benefits the world as a whole. I do not endorse killing anyone. Killing is immoral, as regardless of the scale or ends of murder, it is still murder. However, I believe in destroying Al-Qaeda. And there you have it.

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