Make War for Peace????
Last night the PBS NewsHour explored the growing use of civilian contract employees for combat in Iraq. Privatization of military forces is a growing profit industry that currently “operates in about 50 different conflict zones,” according to Peter Singer of the Brookings Institution.
The report is a motivation to work for peace because it reveals how clouded our world vision can be when it comes to peace. One of the guests, Doug Brooks, is from the International Peace Operations Association, IPOA. Noone on the program apparently sees the inherent contradiction in the name of his organization. IPOA does not promote peace, it is involved in violence-making as a means to peace.
Peace is not the goal, it is the way.