Thursday, 29 May 2008

Towards tidier wars

Following the earlier news of greener bombs, Francis Sedgemore has a report on also making armour piercing depleted uranium munitions more environmentally friendly.

In passing he mentions the new cluster bomb treaty which he supports, and which Oliver Kamm objects to. I agree with Mr Sedgemore.

I'm very much in favour of tidier wars, not only killing as few people as possible, but also being as neat and tidy and polite as one can in the process. Ends and means cannot be separated. Decisive use of legal lethal force delivered as accurately and as courteously as possible is the way to win hearts and minds. So less of this sort of thing, and don't forget to wipe your boots on the way in.

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