April 12, 2003  ·  Lessig

Two articles from The Hindu suggest the interesting world we’ve entered. In the first, India’s Union Minister for Civil Aviation says that the doctrine of “pre-emptive war” (relied upon by the United States to justify its war in Iraq) should be used to justify a war against Pakistan to counter its allegged support for “terrorism.” In the second article, Pakistan says that there is “ample proof that India possesses biological, chemical and other weapons of mass destruction” and of the “massacre of innocent civilians in Ahmedabad and Kashmir” and therefore is a fit case for “pre-emptive strike.”