Monday, January 12, 2009

Gaza and "proportionality"

There's been a lot of talk about the lack of "proportionality" in Israel's response to missile attacks from Gaza. A Christian pastor has written the clearest, most cogent refutation of that criticism that I've seen to date.

In addition to his larger argument, I am particularly moved by his clear distinction between "tragedy" and "evil"

It must be recognized that tragedy is not the same as evil: the death of a child whose school has been used to store rockets is tragic for the government destroying a cache of weaponry, but it is evil for the government endangering its people by using civilian facilities for military purposes.
The rest of the article is well worth the read.

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