War and Pacifism can both be wrong

The following is an excerpt from the September 11th Epic Poem. The poem is 2,000 lines long and has 1,449 rhyming pairs. It was written between June 2008 and May 2010.

These thugs are not, as some have thought,
            At all misunderstood.
They make it clear their reign of fear
            Disdains the common good.
What right have we when victims flee
            To shrug and make amends?
It’s best to stand, as God demands,
            By treaties with our friends[21].
So when you fight make sure you’re right,                 
            With ev’ry blow you take.
When quenching life in bloody strife,
            Be cautious of mistakes.
But understand the other hand
            That comes from giving in:
To offer peace with too much ease
            Can also be a sin!

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