Go In Peace: An Essay on the War on Terror

Prologue

Can you see peace? What does it look like? Can you see a time when we do not send our young people in harm’s way?

The challenge for us is to build a vision of peace. This will require courage to be introspective, to look deeply within ourselves and to ask difficult questions, to strip away the rhetoric and the hate.

Have you ever thought how this war on terror would end? Some say it will never end. They say fear is a permanent fixture of our lives. Don’t believe it! Wars are made by man and they can be stopped by man. John Kennedy made an inspired speech in the summer of 1963, 4 months before he was assassinated in Dallas, when he addressed the graduating class at American University. He asked Americans to look inside themselves and examine their attitudes as individuals and as a Nation.

“That every…

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