So asks Kenneth Anderson in his NYT op-ed of that title. He does an excellent job of describing the longstanding debates over the just conduct of war, particularly the evolution of standards, that different cultures view issues differently, and the whole issue of legitimacy.

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  1. John Lemon says:

    I do. Unfortunately, not many people listen. Heck, I can’t even get my kid to play by the rules of Hi Ho Cherry-O!