Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/11/19/beyond-simplistic-peace
Peace has always been an action. It started with the handshake where two combatants holstered their swords and shook hands rather than exchange blows. Peace is always a choice and almost always the right choice.
Of course TPTB don’t want troops to leave Afghanistan, who would protect the poppy fields? The CIA’s black OP’s cash cow.
Oh, and drawing down troops is not ending a war.