From Cave To White House, Leaders Always Hide When Our
Young Fight Wars
(Deepak Sarkar, Victoria, BC, Canada; December 12, 2001).
President Bush was correct in his speech on the Pearl Harbor Day that leaders, whether the commander of chief of the most powerful nation or the spoke person of a fragile extremist group, always hide in shelters when young soldiers fight in the front in the middle of death and destruction.
Wars, irrespective of labels, cause destruction of innocent lives and civilization, confusing and terrifying all living animals in the affected part of this beautiful world. We can give our soldiers all kinds of technology, make them the ultimate killing machines in the front lines, but they are still frightened about the uncertainty, death and destruction around their dug holes, or sorties above.
Most people on this planet just want to go ahead with their daily life in peace and harmony maintaining rich culture and diversity. They believe that most conflict can be resolved with honest and sincere diplomacy.
It is easy to demonize someone for political gain and spend billions of dollars to divert world attention in justifying use of military might. But wars, in any form, beget to future war keeping hatred and vengeance alive in the mind of the surviving friend and family of the victims.
Thus, it is time that world leaders work through the United Nation and the International Court of Justice to resolve conflicts punishing violators of peace and human rights, as appropriate.