Starting with St. Augustine in the fifth century, religious scholars and teachers have sought to devise rules for deciding when wars are moral. Over time, this has evolved into what's called just-war theory. The theory weighs factors such as proportionality, self-defense, collateral damage, and other moral issues related to combat. The questions below seek to measure how your beliefs about Iraq line up with traditional just-war theory. When you've finished taking the quiz, you'll see whether, according to just-war theory alone, you should be a hawk or a dove. You may still support or oppose the war for reasons not addressed in this quiz or in just war theory as a whole. Keep in mind that, according to the theory, all conditions must be met to justify a war. If one condition is not met, the war "fails" the test.

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