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Is there such a thing as "just war"?

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Poll Results: 8,092 votes
50%
No, all war is inherently bad.
 
43%
Yes, some times a country has to fight.
 
7%
Other.
 



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M.N. J.
Sunday March 1, 2015, 3:17 PM


Are you saying we shouldn't have fought the Nazis and the Japanese in World War II? Are you saying we shouldn't have fought the Revolutionary War? Are you saying Lincoln should have let the South secede?

You are wrong.

Paulinha Russell
Tuesday February 24, 2015, 8:28 AM


No, all war is inherently bad

Chelsey A.
Sunday February 22, 2015, 8:00 AM


No, everyone is affected and even after there is struggle.

Dave C.
Friday February 20, 2015, 9:31 AM


few things in life are absolutes........so I assume the answer must be yes.....I cannot imagine any person whose country/neighborhood/house wasn't being over-run who wouldn't feel the right and need to fight back, but I don't know.......

I also must say that going back to WW2, there was some good that came out the UK, US, USSR fighting back against the Axis..........

the question would be better "Is it ever just to start an unprovoked war?"

Ari B.
Thursday February 19, 2015, 5:53 PM


A defensive war is ALWAYS just by definition.

Barbara D.
Friday February 13, 2015, 1:50 PM


Every country, ethnic group, people, have the right to defend themselves from attack.

Lisa Millar
Friday February 13, 2015, 8:45 AM


No

Jonathan Harper
Friday February 13, 2015, 2:11 AM


not sure

John B.
Thursday February 12, 2015, 6:47 AM


Only a defensive war.

Elfje Muse
Monday February 9, 2015, 7:49 AM


No all war is destructive and nothing good can come of it, if only soldiers said no ( and I mean all soldiers )



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