peaceI won’t undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace. Francois Rabelais We are a Nation of peace and compassion, yet these people have and will devote every fiber of their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country. Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance. When I sing, I have a sense of peace, I feel like my brain turns off, and I become the core person of who I am – the essence of me. I feel connected to whatever is out there. It’s almost like I leave my body and get to watch. One of the gaps in our international development efforts is the provision of global public goods – that is, goods or conditions we need that no individual or country can secure on their own, such as halting global warming, financial stability and peace and security. The conflict in the Middle East needs to be solved for the same reasons. It is necessary to reach a two-states solution, built on international law, for sustainable peace and development, and it can only be achieved through joint efforts by the international community. In a case like Iraq the UN has again shown what important role it plays as the guarantor for protecting international peace and stability in the global political structure. The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man. War as Napoleon knew it just not possible any more. However, we’re very unlikely to accept or recognize ‘world peace’ even when we get it. You ask me if I will not be glad when the last battle is fought, so far as the country is concerned I, of course, must wish for peace, and will be glad when the war is ended, but if I answer for myself alone, I must say that I shall regret to see the war end.