With the US deeply engaged in two active wars in the Middle East, it’s past time for peace activists to revive their opposition, says Visiting Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly.
There are lessons to be learned from the war in Iraq, agrees Peace activist Kathy Kelly, a coordinator for Voices for Creative Nonviolence, but the purported success of so-called “Surge” is not one of them.
War begets secrecy at the highest levels of government, which distances national leaders from the citizenry, Kelly cautions. She’d like to hear the Obama administration clearly and publicly spell out the reasons for our military presence in Afghanistan, but suspects the real rationales are too murky and complex to meet any tests for transparency.
Kathy Kelly will report on her recent visit to Afghanistan in Santa Rosa tomorrow evening at 7 pm at Christ Church United Methodist, 1717 Yulupa Avenue. Her presentation, co-sponsored by the peace and Justice Center, Sonoma County, is titled, "The Cost and Sorrows of War: Pakistan, Gaza,Iraq, Afghanistan." Information: (707) 575-8902.