Friday, December 18, 2009

Just War?

Thank you to T. Christian Miller, Propublica, and the LA Times for this eye-opening report on wounded and killed translators in Iraq and Iran:,0,1870828.story

Last week I listened to President Obama's speech to the Nobel Committee arguing that US fighting in Afghanistan should be considered a just war.

Here's my question after reading this article:

Is a just war still just if the interpreters and others hired to fight it are treated unjustly?

I include our own soldiers in the category of those hired to fight, as well as all contracted workers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Along the lines of How much wood... :

Is a just war just
if the those paid to help
are just not treated justly?

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