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The Ethics of War

Jewish ethicists and rabbis debate a preemptive attack against Iraq.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/power/article/the_ethics_of_war_20021018

When the U.S. House and Senate voted last week to pass resolutions authorizing the use of military force against Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, the domestic political debate surrounding the war issue was brought to rest, at least for the time being. But for many people across the nation and around the world, Congress' political decision merely fueled the heated ethical debate surrounding the legitimacy of waging such a war.

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