In the media today there was a lot of talk about how much we've learned since 9/11. All of it is about our "security." It seems we missed the point.
If we help feed, clothe and care for countries in need without expecting anything in return, I think that would be the end of terrorism.
If we persist in propping up dictators and maintaining troops against the will of the people, then terrorist acts against us are a given.
If we continue to use food as a weapon of coercion by creating embargoes, then we shouldn't be surprised that terrorism thrives.
We aren't at the mercy of the meanies out there. What did we do (or fail to do) to allow a bin Laden to develop? That's the question.
As a nation we had a great opportunity to talk about that question. We chose instead to funnel our pain into hatred and go to war. Twice.
I pray that those of us who believe in peace will speak up again and take back the reins.
No More War. Food Not Bombs.