Monday, October 11, 2004

The Vatican and the war

Interesting article here about the Vatican deciding to change position on the war in Iraq. I particularly think this viewpoint is trenchant:
"The child has been born," [Cardinal Sodano] declared recently on behalf of the Vatican. "It may be illegitimate, but it's here, and it must be reared and educated."

I wish I could've gotten more of the context to know what 'the child' is. Is it a democratic Iraq (which would explain the need to be reared and educated) or a war-torn Iraq, which would make more sense but not explain the rest of the metaphor?

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