A Leauki's Writings
Published on December 14, 2009 By Leauki In International

The upside:

I believe the facts speak for themselves: For the past few years, I have been crafting, in my head, an incredible novel coupled with some plot lines as well; I believe this novel will position me alongside literary giants such as Dostoyevsky.

This novel may deeply affect the enlightened world’s cultural perception. In my mind’s eye I see how youngsters eagerly and passionately reading it, while the elderly zealously debate it at local cultural centers.

And the downside:

It appears that only one area moved further away from him given the past year’s realities – the area of peace. In Iraq (where Obama started withdrawing forces) we saw more than 100 victims of peace killed this past week in a murderous terror attack. In Afghanistan, the war is merely escalating, despite unrealistic withdrawal dates. Meanwhile, on the Iranian front, Obama’s diplomatic tactics are pushing the entire Middle East to the brink of war.

And the conclusion:

So if officials in Sweden and Norway are truly interested in peace, perhaps they would do well to grant the prize to someone who is in fact willing to embark on war – that way, at least there will be no doubt that the bloody “era of potential” will be ending sometimes.


on Dec 14, 2009

I am not sophisticated enough to understand why terror attacks are good while American soldiers stopping them is bad.

I just don't understand the benefits of peace.

In a few years Iraq might be too dangerous for journalists again and we won't hear of the attacks any more, like in "pre-war" Iraq under Saddam. Then everything will be fine again.