The Christian Case for Striking Syria

A plea for realism.

The U.S., France, and Britain on Friday launched airstrikes against Syrian targets in response to Bashar al-Assad’s latest chemical atrocity. Christian opinion is decisively opposed to the move. By “Christian opinion,” I refer not to public attitudes but to the writers and intellectuals who shape them. From the editors of America, the progressive Jesuit magazine, to my friends Michael Brendan Dougherty at National Review and Rod Dreher at the American Conservative, there is palpable unease among Christian thinkers about intervention and deepening Western involvement in Syria’s hellish civil war.

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