Friday, August 18, 2006
Correcting our Blunders
As the anniversary of 9/11 gets closer, and following the catastrophe averted in London in August, let's take a look back over the past half decade. Are we safer? No. Is hatred cracked open and flooding the middle east? Yes. Did the US with its pre-emptive attack on Iraq set off the powderkeg? You bet!
The problem is war solves nothing and resolves to hate. US manipulations of middle east governments in the 20th Century have turned out to be dreadful mistakes. We need to do the right thing now, and begin to correct our blunders, starting with immediate withdrawal from Iraq.
Here's an idea, let's bring in the Peace Corps. Maybe if the children of all nations grow up to love us, because we have taught them what we know about making life comfortable and pleasant, nobody will think of blowing anybody up anymore. And we have the perfect training ground for building a beautiful city, teaching about water purification, re-establishing educational institutions, organizing chaotic living situations, and bringing new life to the bereft - it was called New Orleans last time I checked.