"And henceforth, the only honorable course will be to stake everything on a formidable gamble: that words are more powerful than munitions."Excerpt from a new, insightful article by Mr. Solomon:
Key questions of the past are also crucial for the future.
** For instance, can the United States credibly wage a "war on terrorism" by engaging in warfare that terrorizes civilians? (Close to 10,000 Iraqi civilians have died because of the war during the past year.)
** Does the mix of mendacity and deadly violence from the Oval Office really strike against terrorism, or does it fuel terrorist cycles?
** And, in the realm of news media, how many journalists are willing and able to go beyond reliance on official sources enough to bring us truth about lies that result in death?