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US Catholic scholars explain opposition to intervention in Syria

Catholic World News - September 19, 2013

Two American Catholic intellectuals who strongly defended the war in Iraq, Michael Novak and George Weigel, tell the National Catholic Register why they now oppose American intervention in Syria.

Weigel defends his stance in favor of the Iraq war, saying "I still think it was necessary to compel regime change in Iraq, and the invasion was the only way to do that." But he sees no likelihood that military action against Syria would serve the cause of world peace, and notes that the Obama administration has failed to "define the appropriate end" for intervention.

Novak notes that Syrian rebels are in a weaker position now than months earlier, and suggests that the Obama administration "missed the opportunity" for effective involvement.

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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Sep. 20, 2013 12:44 AM ET USA

    Well, at least Weigel and Novak have come around to being on the right side this time.

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