War crimes are a serious matter for Catholics

Many conservative Catholics, even some who are politicians, understand the full implications of the “crime against peace” which is the subject of my previous post.

Here’s what Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina had to say last year. According to Wikipedia and The American Conservative, Jones is a Baptist convert to Roman Catholicism.

“Congress will not hold anyone to blame, Lyndon Johnson’s probably rotting in hell right now because of the Vietnam War, and he probably needs to move over for Dick Cheney,”

Here’s a video clip (starting at the 32 minute mark). It’s worth listening for about 4 minutes to get the whole context for this quote.

What prompted me to write this post was David Stockman’s great article yesterday which ¬†describes how Representative Jones survived an effort by the Neocons to defeat him Tuesday in the Republican primary.

It has been said that the Iraq War sent many people on a journey. I know that was true for me as it was true for Walter Jones. Out of evil God can bring forth good.

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