This is a moving tribute; it should also be a cautionary tale. Since 9/11 the U.S. has largely wreaked havoc on the global community and none more than Middle Eastern countries.
How does war and more war solve the problems of today’s world? It doesn’t, they are made worse. At the end of the day, we must talk with those we would deem our “enemies” and make a peace that can be had by all.
Likely, in the talking, we would find we, the U.S., has much to account for, but listen and change we must before the world is destroyed.
You might want to take a look at the earlier e-mail I sent today related to the Brown Univ. study about creating refugees by the U.S. wars post 9/11.
The heroes of 9/11 were our firefighters, police, community health and hospital workers, and the multitude of volunteers that stepped into the breach to salvage what they could. It cost many of them their lives.
We can only be made whole by a commitment to community, solidarity with all people and an inviolable commitment to the common good of every human being.
What people believe prevails over truth. Sophocles