The children of Afghanistan have never known a time of peace. After almost 10 years, the war in that country stands as the longest in U.S. history. We have acclimated ourselves to protracted warfare as a national way of life. Meanwhile a majority of Americans remain insulated from the real costs, sacrifices and moral hazards of waging war, a luxury the children of Iraq and Afghanistan do not have. Can our hope be a Christian hope if it does not include them? Precisely whose dead will compel us to remember and to cry out for an end to violence, for a renewed foreign policy that lays the ground for a just, sustainable peace?
h/t Vox Nova.