from the Calvin College ad protesting Bush,
"As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers and to initiate war only as a last resort," the ad will say. "We believe your administration has launched an unjust and unjustified war in Iraq."
When America fights a War of Last resort, it's a War of Annihilation and Pacifists had best think hard about backing America into that kind of war because they are Wars Without Mercey as Dower named his history of the War in the Pacific.
Better to risk early intervention and democratic Nation building.
My Dad was waiting as part of the invasion. My Uncle one of the first Americans into atom-bombed Nagasaki after the end. Someday I'll blog their thoughts on the atom bomb.