Do you think war is ever justified? I was talking to somebody the other day who said that he thinks war is never justified for any reason, not even as an act of retaliation. It was an odd way to look at war and there really wasn't much sense in arguing. That being said, do you think war is ever justified? I'm going with yes. I think if things like the Holocaust can be stopped or prevented and it's within the UN or any given nation's power to do so, it's their responsibility to humanity to do what they can. My thoughts on the Iraq war are mixed and I will not get into them at the moment, however I DO think that in general, war is definitely justified at times.