Tuesday, November 16, 2004

And This is What They Learn



Tue Nov 16, 9:12 AM ET

Children who fled from the battle-torn town of Falluja play with toy guns at a temporary refugee camp in Baghdad November 16, 2004. Thousands of residents fled Falluja in advance of an offensive by U.S. military forces aimed at driving militants from the restive city. The Iraqi Red Crescent - one of the few aid agencies operating in Iraq - is still negotiating with U.S. forces after being denied access to Falluja. REUTERS/Namir Noor-Eldeen


When will we learn that a violent solution promotes repeated violence? The solutions we use to answer our problems give assent to the methods used within those solutions. It breaks my heart to know that whole generations of youth around the world continue to grow up with an ingrained belief that the appropriate response to any given conflict is escalating violence.

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