"Unfortunately, the real world is rarely so cut-and-dried. Even
the most basic injunctions, such as "Thou shalt not kill" have
exceptions. Few people might agree with claims made by the U.S.
Republican Party that the war in Iraq qualified as a Just War as
defined by Thomas Aquinas, but rather more people might agree that
the July 20, 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler would be considered
justifiable. And most people would probably agree most of the
actions undertaken by the Allied Soldiers on World War II
battlefields that involved killing other soldiers would be
considered a valid exception to the moral (and for those in the
Judeo-Christian tradition, biblical) injunction, "Thou shalt not
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