An Answer To My Question
...posed below about Zimbabwe and Archbishop Ncube's call to have the British invade.
My old friend from grad school Scott Richert has posted his answer to my question over at the "Taki's Top Drawer" blog.
In his judgment, the question hangs upon the first point of Catholic Just War teaching:
The damage inflicted by the aggressor on the nation or community of nations must be lasting, grave, and certain.
He makes a good argument - definitely worth a read.