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World Peace in Annapolis

Yesterday on the way to David’s kindergarten:
“Mommy, why are we walking to school today?”
“There are going to be a lot of cars downtown because the leaders of 40 different countries are going to meet at the Naval Academy. . . . Do you see all the helicopters in the sky? They are all coming right now.”
“Why do they have to come here?”
“That’s a good question. I guess it’s kind of like if you and Katherine were fighting over a snow globe, or some cool toy, and you both say it’s yours . . . Daddy or Mommy or a babysitter would eventually have to get involved and try to help you resolve it.”
“What are they fighting about?”
“That’s a great question to ask your dad when he gets home from work tonight . . . . Aren’t the helicopters cool?”

  • Larry Parker

    I’m not truly, truly cynical about a lot of things.
    The Middle East peace process, I’m truly, truly cynical about. (Mainly because I think many, if not all, of the leaders on both sides have been and still are as well.)

  • Lynn

    My sons have served their country as navy men. My son T. has been out for two years , he served for eight. My other son s. is still in , in fact he just re upped for 6 more years. The Military has been good for my sons, thank god though they have never had to go to the middle east and fight. That being said the waste of human lives because of man’s EGO ( just my opinion of course )is beyond understanding. I am for the troops ( young men and women 17-30 years of age) but very aganist this obsenity of a war. Take away the EGO’S involved and PEACE will ensue.We are a great country, we would be greater if we could find our strength in a Peaceful way.I do not believe in war for any reason, there is a better way. There has to be!!!!!

  • Larry Parker

    … and a perfect example from the Washington Post:
    Iraq and Kuwait — which, no matter what their people think of us, would seemingly have GOVERNMENTS with some gratitude to the United States, refused to attend and make even a token gesture for peace with Israel.

  • Margaret Balyeat

    I am of the school who also DESPISE war, but “token gestures are truly justthat, no more, no less. Prthaps Sadat’s fate after reaching “peace” with Israel ala Jimmy Carter influences some of those nonattending leaders Nobel Peace Ptize…good…assassination, not so good. Besides, peace in the Middle East won’t come until the ultimate negotiator returns to earth!

  • Anonymous

    (and there are billions to be made in the process !)
    What’s wrong with this picture ?
    Follow the money trail !
    LUV 2 ALL

  • Margaret Balyeat

    On the matter of war, Wisdum, you and I are in TOTAL agreement. I used to teach my sixth grade students that ALL wars from the beginning of time were based on only a few motives….power, land and its natural resources(money) or religion and usually a combination of them all. Although hate certainly rears its ugly head in ALL wars, rarely is it the starting motive. Even hitler, with all of his hatred for those non-Aryan truly wanted the money the Jews controlled prior to his rise. (Thus “crystal night” when Jewish shops were destroyed, looted and “appropriated” and the salvaging of the gold fillings from the corpses of those who ended up in the gas chambers.

  • AJ

    Population control has to start somewhere. In the interim, we lose our loved ones while others are getting their pockets lined. Is anyone aware of the way the military operates? How they get away with discharging individuals prior to our war hero’s retirement from the service so that pensions don’t have to be paid. By measuring B.M.I. sad…very sad…Many top-notch officials have bragged about serving. Have they really? Ever heard of any top-notch family members serving and dying? How about any family members just serving? Please inform me…They know the real purpose of war…

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