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The Ethics of a Syrian Military Intervention: The Experts Respond

posted on September 4, 2013

At Religion News Service, theologians and policy experts argue the ethics of intervention in  Syria’s civil war. William Galston, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said, “If we can act effectively to protect innocent human life, we have an obligation do so — unless the costs to us are prohibitive (and there’s no reason to suppose they must be). We failed that test in Rwanda but met it in the Balkans. We do not know whether the options we now have will prove effective, but that uncertainty does not justify doing nothing.”

Read at Religion News Service