Justifying the Means

Regarding the Iraq war, sometimes people say that the ends don't justify the means. As if the means (war) were something bad. But I choose war entirely because it's the most scientifically valid method of resolving that injustice against millions of Iraqis, not because I like war. Depending on the injustice - sometimes you call SWAT and other times you call the US military. When you are already using the most appropriate tool for the job, the means don't require justification. It is allowing an injustice (institutionalized rape, mutilation, subjugation) to continue indefinitely that requires justification - not the freeing of millions of Iraqis (or Libyans or Syrians as the case may be).

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