[I’m trying to capture more than one perspective, and my only request is that you read both the article I reference here and the post below.]
To further contribute to the conversation, Victor Eremita offers an excellent article about his transformation from pacifist Christian to “Bonhoeffer Christian” based on his journeys in Iraq after Desert Storm. This is not your standard conservative pro-war fare. Eremita was an ardent pacifist for many years and, in many ways, is rooted in the left. In my Persuasion Theory class at A&M, he is what we called the “hostile witness,” one of the most credible sources for an argument. Highly recommended reading.