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August 05, 2010

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Jordan 1

And scientists concerned about climate change believe it will cause more drought in many areas in the future.

Chris Blake

Recently on NPR in a report on Iraq's burgeoning internecine violence, an older Iraqi observed, "We got rid of one Saddam and created one million Saddams."

This is the never-ending story of the myth of redemptive violence. Violence begets violence. The only lasting, worthwhile solution is peacemaking: dialogue, justice, forgiveness, reconciliation.

(For the record, I make a distinction between "militarism" and "peacekeeping." Peacekeeping involves local police forces, U.N. peacekeeping forces, and what the U.S. should have done for Rwanda.)

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