TCC Radio: 60 Words | Radiolab

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Senator Barbara Lee

“As we act let us not become the evil that we deplore.”

This Radiolab episode tells the story of the 60 word sentence, written hours after September 11, 2001, that has led to the longest war in US history and has paved the way for preemptive war, drone strikes, indefinite detention, torture and other violations of Just War doctrine. Only one elected official, Senator Barbara Lee, voted against giving the President the freedom to attack  any and all terrorists using any means necessary without asking Congress.  She’s a woman of faith who was inspired, at least in part, by a reading from the book of Jeremiah. Pope St. John Paul II, and Pope Benedict, also spoke out against the invasion of Iraq. Pope Francis has also spoken frequently about war and peace. Listen to the story here: