The face of the enemy?

As the Republican presidential candidates beat the drums for war against Iran, a reader at Andrew Sullivan’s blog sends in a video reminding us — as we regrettably seem to need reminding — that the country that supposedly poses an existential threat to Israel and the West is actually full of decent human beings. Like this thirteen-year-old Iranian girl, who sings Adele and who is, quite literally, someone like you.

Before we consider turning people into collateral damage, we should think hard. Then think it over. Then think again. Then choose peace.

There will be no humans elsewhere. Only here. Only on this small planet. We are a rare as well as an endangered species. Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.

Carl Sagan

(via The Dish)


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