The centre must hold, 11 December 2001

from http://www.theglobalsite.ac.uk/justpeace/martinshawwrites.htm It is now three months since the events that 'changed the world'. In the semi-conclusion of the war in Afghanistan, the Bush administration has overthrown the Taliban, the protectors of those responsible for 9/11, although it has not ended al-Qaeda. The price has been considerable loss of life among civilians (Jonathan Steele, The… Continue reading The centre must hold, 11 December 2001

Iraq: a bombing campaign too far, February 2002

http://www.theglobalsite.ac.uk/justpeace/202shaw.htm The US had a right to wage war against the perpetrators of the terrorist massacre in New York and Washington and their allies, but it was not right to do so. Although the war in Afghanistan has destroyed the Taliban and weakened al-Qaida, it has brought death to many innocents. On conservative estimates, at… Continue reading Iraq: a bombing campaign too far, February 2002