Asked if it was OK to massacre civilians in wartime, You replied , no problem.
“If, I thought it was militarily necessary. All you have to do is look at American history…. Look at the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “
And he didn’t stop there. You stated the decision it was the president’s decision alone. Wrong.
Historians wrote about the positive glee that Harry Truman showed when he bombed Hiroshima thus opening the nuclear age. The latter according to IF Stone was a small man living in the shadow of the giant FDR. Now Truman has been rehabilitated among Americans.
Now You is a law professor who probably won’t be dragged before any court for his shocking advice.
Worse that You are the theocons Michael Novak and George Weigel who went to Rome to convince the Vatican it was dead wrong to reject the slaughter in Iraq. The inhouse Republican theologians (Novak received $1.5 million from right wing think tanks) to the White House have never apologized for their enabling of the Iraq slaughter.
After the invasion contrary to all international law, Cardinal Ratzinger stated the obvious: There were not sufficient reasons to invade Iraq.
A million dead, 2 million refugees.