Nancy and anyone else at the wrong end of a gun or bomb or machette will say "NO" with great conviction. I love Nancy as much as anyone, but, has she even spent one evening drinking in a meth-hotel bar in cracktown Baltimore? Who we should say "no" to is the people undermining society with these damn new fandangled and unecessary BS chemicals.
I believe you're right to say the best way to avoid wars is to start at home with one's own and hope it rubs off on neighbouring continents. Its not a far cry. Remember Chaos Theory!
I don't accept war as being the way it is... until there's a tank running over my prize pumpkin. Then I get the feeling there's a war going on. I don't know how all the American Troops in Iraq are dealing with this one. My heart goes out to them and I can only wish them the very best in life... including the Iraqi civilians et al whom the US Troops are rebuilding schools and power plants for... after blowing the **** out of them.
Next time you hear about a horrendous genocide in Rawanda or Uganda or Iraq or the Baltics... send your love... that may or may not help. Same deal if you send troops... it may or may not help. Sending teachers, school supplies and trades education etc..., before there's a chance for genocide to occur, will help the most, I have a feeling. Thank you!