Every now and then I get asked if I regret supporting the Iraq war. I always say “No”.
This is why: I have absolutely no problem with the use of of force in progressing civilisation:
Militant group Islamic State has ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the United Nations says.
The “fatwa” issued by the Sunni Muslim fighters will potentially affect 4 million women and girls, UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Jacqueline Badcock told reporters by video-link from the Iraqi city of Arbil on Thursday.
That is from the ABC.
I have no doubt that the overwhelming majority of Moslems, that the overwhelming majority of all people, are appalled by this announcement. The bottom line is this: if our military, or the US military, kill people who think that female genital mutilation is okay then I am not going to criticise them.