|About the Book|
In the course of the defense of a nation, we, the people of that nation must have the courage to embrace innovative change. To keep our democracy, we cannot accept ignorance and the rut of tradition when traditional methods cease to work. We must have faith in new methods and go forward with the better knowledge that we have and embrace positive change. We have made many irreversible mistakes by racing as fast and hard as we can to the most immediate answer. A country destroyed by war and in the throes of sectarian violence deserves more than the most immediate answer. The decisions made by the United States to initiate war in Middle East have deeply impacted our world. Anyone who has traveled abroad will confirm that the United States presence, as a stimulant for comparison exists in nearly every culture in this world. Unfortunately, since our invasion of Middle East, the comparisons made to the U.S. have become negative ones. We need to work to restore our positive standing on the world stage.