Pope Benedict is urging the international community to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on weapons of mass destruction.
The pontiff outlined the Vatican's foreign policy priorities in his annual speech today. He says he wants the world to make "a global commitment on security" and keep the weapons secure. He also urges negotiations to continue with Iran over the country's nuclear program. The pope says he wants to see measures in place that would "increase transparency and mutual trust."
Although I wouldn't call this report hawkish, and the Associated Press often spins things, they're not known for supporting the war on terror, or anything that appears to suggest support for anything like a war on terror, so I bet the report is fairly accurate.
It sounds like the Holy Father is worried about a terrorist threat and sees Iran's development of nuclear facilities as a danger to the world.
He must not be listening to Ron Paul, who says all we need to do is mind our own business and stop supporting Israel and the terrorists will leave us alone, and that Iran's nuclear facilities are nothing to worry about.
My money's on the pope being right.