Sunday, April 5, 2009
President Obama: Let Us Build a Lasting Peace, Not Perpetual War
On this day set aside for blogging to Get Afghanistan Right I add my quiet voice to others far more eloquent than I to say this: Mr. President, please stop digging the hole of war. It is an endless pit, a fathomless grave that adds nothing of value to our people, our era, our Earth. Instead of more destruction, please, let us be builders and farmers and healers and, most of all, listeners. Let us bring ploughshares, not swords or cluster bombs or drones that turn wedding songs into dirges. We have had enough years of war: its futility is clear. Please, a set a new course, instead of sending more people down a tunnel of hate.