Probably only exciting for the teacher

Get this! During the debate today in the House of Commons about whether Britain should go and bomb ISIS in Syria, an MP pretty much quoted Just War Theory as his reasons why bombing was a good idea:

“I believe Isis/Daesh poses a real and present danger to British citizens and that its dedicated external operations unit is based not in Iraq, where the RAF is already fully engaged, but in Syria. This external operations unit is responsible for killing 30 British holidaymakers on a beach in Sousse and a British rock fan who perished along with 129 others in the Paris atrocity a few weeks ago.

Is it a just cause, is the proposed action a last resort, is it proportionate, does it have a reasonable prospect of success, does it have broad regional support, does it have a clear legal base? I think it meets all of those criteria.” Alan Johnson MP

 

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