Just War – or a Just War
9 March, 2003
Just War – or a Just War: by Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States and winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize.
The heartfelt sympathy and friendship offered to America after the 9/11 attacks, even from formerly antagonistic regimes, has been largely dissipated; increasingly unilateral and domineering policies have brought international trust in our country to its lowest level in memory.
Carter makes many other good points in his essay, but the above statement really struck me. The administration has really squandered an opportunity. The world was feeling love for the US in a big way after 9/11…now? Not so much. Good, thoughtful and internationally minded leadership would have been able to take the support that was shown for the US after 9/11 and done some good with it.