Mr. Koehler's connecting of lethal "dots" between the Iraqi invasion and the events in Paris is laudable. However, this frame is not:
"Instead of continuing to bomb this world, in our fear and anger, we could try to understand it."
The "we" being characterized wipes out any voice other than the one that makes war at its pleasure... as if all citizens are on-board the make perpetual war train.
Did Barbara Lee see past the macho bravado to the likely cause-effect relationship of using terror to purportedly end it?
Did the millions who protested the Iraqi debacle also see THIS?
The frame that tosses EVERYONE into ONE UNIFORM pro-war camp does the War State's work for it.
MANY people understand that horror is never ameliorated by spreading more horror.
Many people--in spite of incessant pro-war propaganda and a media that fulfills its function in spreading Official Narratives in lieu of what's true--still recognize the fundamental spiritual truth--and law--that insists that what you do unto others will return to you.
No, Mr. Koehler. This is not about some great universal WE that does these things; it's about powers that have grown into insidious Cancers that now control too many of the levers of government. And when government is NOT of The People, and not answerable to established laws, it ceases to represent The People.
You constantly insist that what the military-industrial-media state does represents all of us.
If you think that's a true reflection, then I'd say your Bible training in its insistence on all being guilty sinners is the core of this delusion.