Friday, February 20, 2009
Hard Times at Antiwar.com
Facing a sharp drop-off in donations, the website Antiwar.com is planning layoffs and cutbacks. It turns out many of the site's supporters were just too darned particular: they only opposed Republican wars and since the election of Barack Obama have lost all interest in the subject. Even the recent announcement 17,000 more troops will be sent to Afghanistan has failed to stir those fickle peaceniks into opening their wallets, thus Antiwar.com may "go down in the annals of the Internet as a casualty of both the recession and liberal complacency."
The notion of Jus ad bellum, the right to go to war, has been debated by Catholic thinkers going back to Augustine and Aquinas but never satisfactorily resolved. We must, therefore, be grateful to Democratic liberals for bringing, at last, some clarity to the matter: Republican war, oppose; Democratic war, ignore.
(Thanks to Serge's blog.)