Victory is unacceptable?
I've been working on my thinking, which will result in an essay here soon, on the necessity of causing "non-combatant" deaths to actually win wars -- then I see this clear statement of the exact opposite:
Directing military force in such a way that it kills hundreds of civilians is unacceptable behavior, and any group, tribe, or nation that does so loses all moral standing.No war can be won on this advice. So is military victory immoral? Only if you assume no war is worth winning. Which is an alarming point of view -- especially after 9/11, which gave us a taste of the mass death the Islamic totalitarians are working to bring upon us.