Nancy LeTourneau's big picture look at politics and life
Beautiful, Nancy, thank you. To those who sneer and say "dronze" I say -I never recovered from the Bush bombings of the Bagdad bazaar - all civilians, hundreds of deaths. Shelling, bombings - drones were meant to REDUCE the number of casualties and have, to the greatest part, succeeded. We should be debating war - how, when, where, if - not hardware. But this president, by honoring and respective national sovereignty of people engaged in wars not impacting us, has significantly changed the world. We are NOT on wars of economic or political or religions imperialism. That we use force to help them? World is not yet perfect. PBO's commitment to peace means a winding down of our Cold War insistence that we run the world and thus must lay claim to every inch of its turf. We are not. We do not. And if we vote wisely in 2016, we WILL NOT follow the creed of war, glorious war again.