The urge for civility in war is noble and worthy. In an epic poem written over 2,500 years ago, even Homer recounts a Trojan War where the two warring armies stop to allow each other to claim their dead. Leaving them out in the open would be a moral travesty.

That said, once the Greeks conquer Troy, dropping Trojan babies from the high walls becomes a common practice. We are left to suppose that moral warfare is a matter of perspective.

So too is President Obama’s appeal to bomb Syria for its use of chemical warfare both noble and a matter of perspective…

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