Monday, July 24, 2006

Dershowitz Deluded

Via Kevin Drum:

Alan Dershowitz is clearly one of those people who thinks just war principles are an inconvenience. In a recent article, he is trying to amend the definition of who is a civilian. Key quote:

"The Israeli army has given well-publicized notice to civilians to leave those areas of southern Lebanon that have been turned into war zones. Those who voluntarily remain behind have become complicit".
Then again, this is the man who defends the use of torture. This is what happend when you throw out the notion that there are universal principles of justice that bind everybody. Moral relativism, anyone?

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