More and more, this is how I am beginning to feel about this “war”. I’m not sure how much is wrapped up in my general dislike of conflict and how much of it is a sincere belief in the power of passivism a la King and Ghandi. Either way, the whole war scenario ends (and, actually lives) badly.
“This war amounts to a gross violation of human rights, and it will produce the exact opposite of what is wanted: It will not end terrorism; it will proliferate terrorism.”
“To get at the roots of terrorism is complicated. Dropping bombs is simple.”
“One-third of our military budget would annually provide clean water and sanitation facilities for the billion people in the world who have none.”
“Change will come, as at other times in our history, only when American citizens– becoming better informed, having second thoughts after the first instinctive support for official policy–demand it.”