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German Christian leaders question morality of Afghan war

Catholic World News - January 06, 2010

Christian leaders in Germany are questioning whether the presence of the nation’s troops in Afghanistan is morally justifiable. “This war is not justifiable, even by the broadest possible standards of the German Protestant Church,” said German Lutheran leader Margot Kaessmann, who will meet on January 11 with the nation’s defense minister.

Bishop Walter Mixa of Augsburg, who also serves as bishop of the German military, has called for “an open and honest debate about the situation our soldiers are in and their mission.”

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  • Posted by: Lucius49 - Jan. 06, 2010 9:36 AM ET USA

    This is a total blindness, selfishness, and irresponsibility. This is about defending the West against militant Islam. The Germans are basically asking whether they have any obligations in this defense and it sounds like they are saying let the U.S. worry about it. That's a parasitical mindset. Shame on these so-called leaders.

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