I say, “Yes!”
Germany was not reduced to ashes at the end of World War I, like it was in World War II. What happened? It came back, even stronger than before, resulting in the deaths of many, many, many more millions of people in World War II.
And Germany was SO drunk with power and murder and blood that even after the firebombing of Dresden which killed 100,000 children, women anbd men – more than Hiroshima or Nagasaki – the murder machine in the death camps continued, and the army refused to surrender.
Instead of annihilating the Iraqi army, the U.S. Army seized Bagdad and allowed the Iraqis to retreat to their homes. What is happening today? About 20 people a day are being murdered by former Iraqi soldiers with un-destroyed armaments.
Japan was SO drunk with power that even after the military realized that Hiroshima had been reduced to radioactive powder, they resolved to fight on! Even after Nagasaki was also reduced to powder, many resolved to fight on, and this would have happened had not the Emperor relented.
Nah! The liberal, peace-loving position seems “religiously safe,” in this website, but the liberal, peace-loving position actually leads to more murder.
Life is complex. Morality is complex. Blind opposition to killing in war is immoral. That blind opposition, itself, leads to death.