To Have Peace You Must Want Peace

To have peace, you must want peace. I do not think that the people of Iraq want peace. Do Iraqi mothers want to see their sons and daughters killed by a suicide bomber? Of course they do not. What do fathers want to see their families killed in a bus or how they shop on the local market or for the head of the school? I doubt it. What is the Iraqi people want the war? They say they do not. But they want peace?

It is easy to say that the problems and the fighting in Iraq are betweentwo or more sectarian groups. Each group is vying for power or a larger share of the wealth of the country and there is also a history of differences of religious belief in these groups. But these factors alone account for the daily killings and brutal murders?

It is often blamed their leaders for all kinds of heinous deeds. The German people blamed the Nazis for the Holocaust, and it was not until recently that a certain degree of responsibility has been taken by the people. For that matter, inMost cases of genocide, the blame is always placed on the leaders, but rarely on the citizens. During the American Civil War has the population support the positions of the respective pages? Were the German citizens really nothing of the actions of their government? Only world leaders aware of the atrocities in Africa, the former Yugoslavia or the infamous Killing Fields? Can the government or a party to operate without at least some acceptance of the people?

It could be the simpleWay to say that people are helpless in the face of the weapons of a dictatorial regime are. And yet, history is full of examples of people rising up to remove the yoke of their oppressors. From all corners of the world, it has a time when people have said 'enough is enough come. " The great age of revolutions in the 18th and 19 Century are the chapters in the history of pounds. People are not helpless, they never were. Almost every nation on earth, for example, the population are increasingto bring about an end to tyranny.

If people really want peace in Iraq and an end to ongoing violence, they would also be against the terrorists. If the Palestinians really wanted peace, they would demand an end to the bloody internal politics that plague the Middle East. Do they really do not want peace or hope, that each side will be their armies to win over their rivals? Maybe on the part of people's support for rival factions is not overt. But their failure to act leads to the sameResults. We are all responsible for Darfur by our inaction. We're all to blame for the millions who have died through ethnic cleansing and genocide.

We hear all the time that polls in Iraq, blame the West in general and the U.S. in particular, for all their troubles. Of course, these same people have sat back and Kurds were gassed in their own country are monitored and tortured dissidents, and she watched as the women were raped. Do they really want peace? If the average citizenin Iraq, the killing and violence will stop, or they are secretly or even unconsciously hope that their side will speak to their people? There is much talk of the what they have done wrong, our politicians, and rightly so. But do not let us forget that we are all responsible for our own future, and that includes the Iraqi people.

Mr. Harris was born in Massachusetts. He attended the American University in Washington, DC and received his degree in Political ScienceScience. His graduate work was at the University of Northern Colorado and Howard University made. While in DC, he spent several years on local and regional authorities. After moving to Maine he worked with three presidents and served the Deputy Director of the Maine State Planning Office. He worked on a White House Task Force for developing a national policy for rural areas and later served as coordinator for rural areas at the Federal Regional Councilof New England. He has gubernatorial and senatorial elections, political campaigns and worked in Special Education is currently working.

Mr. Harris is co-author of the novel WAKING GOD and is a nationally syndicated and featured writer for The American Chronicle. He is working on Volume II of the Waking God trilogy and writing features for literary E-zines. His second novel, A MAINE CHRISTMAS CAROL was released by Cambridge Books. Co-writer for UPI's Religion & Spirituality webWebsite.


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