February 18, More than two years after American troops left Iraq, with violent extremist groups such as al Qaeda resurgent, Iraq accepts that it is our responsibility to defeat them militarily, to isolate them politically, and to create the social and economic conditions that will deny them any local support in the future. The terrorism we face is transnational in nature, and defeating it will require international collaboration, including a strong partnership between the United States and Iraq.
Jean Bethke Elshtain, Professor, University of Chicago and Co-chair, Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life Professor Elshtain is a political philosopher whose task has been to show the connections between our political and our ethical convictions.
He is the author of numerous works, including Cross, Crescent, and Sword: My name is Melissa Rogers. The Forum serves as a clearinghouse of information and as a town hall on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs.
The co-chairs of the Forum are E. It has come to my attention that, quite unintentionally, we have scheduled this event during a Muslim prayer time. Apparently this conflict has prevented some of our Muslim friends from joining us today.
I appreciate the fact that someone brought this to my attention and apologize for the schedule conflict. I know that we all share the deep sadness of fellow Americans over the incalculable losses suffered through the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
In the wake of these attacks, we are facing a host of critical issues, and, of course, religion has much to say about these issues. Today we discuss the just war tradition, its origins and principles and the ways in which it might apply to a war on terrorism.
We are fortunate to have speakers today who are three distinguished scholars on the topic of ethics and the use of military force. Each of them is a prolific and critically acclaimed author on this subject, as well as many others.
There is really no way to do justice to their reputations and the breadth of their knowledge and writing in just a few moments. So please know that all I can do is give you just the barest glimpse of their work. International Politics, an Ethical Discourse. And in a moment she will join us to discuss the origins, background and basic principles of the Just war theory.
Her friend and colleague Michael Walzer calls her a truly independent, deeply serious, politically engaged and wonderfully provocative political theorist. Professor Hauerwas is the Gilbert T.
Rowe professor of theological ethics in the Divinity School and professor of law at Duke University. A Primer in Christian Ethics.
Reflections on the Morality of the Persian Gulf War. Cavanagh said, and I quote: Finally, Professor James Turner Johnson will join us in discussion. Professor Johnson is a professor of religion and associate member of the Graduate Department of Political Science at Rutgers University.
So I welcome all our speakers. I will ask Jean Elshtain to join us first, and then we will welcome your joining into the discussion.
Thank you very much for being with us today. Good afternoon and thank you very much, Melissa. From President George W. Bush to the average man and woman on the street, Americans are evoking the language of justice to characterize our response to the despicable deeds perpetrated against innocent men, women and children on September 11th.Feature A Comprehensive Strategy Against Terrorism Iraq is using all the political, economic, and military tools at its disposal in its effort to defeat al Qaeda.
Tony Blair: a liar and a coward War is the greatest interest bearing debt generator known to mankind War is Murder for Profit UNICEF say Iraqi children are dying EVERY MONTH - stop sanctions NOW!
To save the lives of innocent fellow countrymen Western rulers must stop military invasions, occupation and covert operations NOW! The War Against Terrorism On August 2nd , Iraq invaded the small oil rich country of Kuwait on its southeastern border.
Iraq claimed that Kuwait was a long time province from the ’s and early s’, whose lands belonged under control of . After these attacks former president of the US, George Bush declared a war against terrorism.
There are various opinions about what can be defined as terrorism. Because there are so many situations that can be defined as terrorism, it is be very difficult to find an exact definition. Many countries have different definitions, and the definitions have .
Essay on Terrorism in Pakistan is the biggest threatening of Pakistan. people of Pakistani are fearful due to terrorist activities. main cause is friendly relationship with America. IN WATCHING the flow of events over the past decade or so, it is hard to avoid the feeling that something very fundamental has happened in world history.