Jimmy Carter e la giusta guerra

Perché una guerra possa essere considerata giusta, dice Jimmy Carter, deve soddisfare alcuni precisi criteri:

  • The war can be waged only as a last resort, with all nonviolent options exhausted.
  • The war’s weapons must discriminate between combatants and noncombatants.
  • Its violence must be proportional to the injury we have suffered.
  • The attackers must have legitimate authority sanctioned by the society they profess to represent.
  • The peace it establishes must be a clear improvement over what exists.

Carter pensa che l’attacco all’Iraq non ne soddisfi neanche uno, e spiega il perché.