Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
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Three Cups of Tea -

I just finished reading a marvelous book, Three Cups of Tea, One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations ... One School at a Time.  It is by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.   If you read this book, when Greg Mortenson wins the Nobel Peace Prize, you will know why.  If you are looking for a cause to support, here it is.

It is wonderful to read what Greg has done, inspiring as can be, and he is trying to counteract all the damage Bush has done, all the lies Bush has told.   Bush said we would re-build Afghanistan.  We did not deliver the money, and our treatment of these people is, as we know, unimaginable. 

In the fall of 2003, Brigadier General Bahsir Baz had this to say.  "Your President Bush has doen a wonderful job of uniting one billion Muslims against America for the next two hundred years."  "Osama is not a product of Pakistan or Afghanistan.  He is a creation of America.  Thanks to America, Osama is in every home.  As a military man, I know you can never fight and win against someone who can shoot at you once and then run off and hide while you have to remain eternally on guard.  You have to attack the source of your enemy's strength.  In America's case, that's not Osama or Saddam or anyone else. The enemy is ignorance.  The only way to defeat it is to build relationships with these people, to draw them into the modern world with education and business.  Otherwise the fight will go on forever."

Greg Mortenson is another Mother Theresa.  Imagine how the world would be if all the money we spent on weapons and destruction could have gone to schools and medical aid.  Perhaps, it can be so.   Read this book, and see the steps.

Check out the Central Asia Institute, and the work, that through Greg, they do.
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