Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
“Peace is at hand.” Americans of a certain age will remember the phrase. It was spoken by U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1972, in reference to the war in Vietnam. Today, I can with the same degree of confidence say that peace is at hand in Afghanistan.
Kissinger’s was famously wrong in ‘72. That war lasted another three years. So when I say “with the same degree of confidence” that peace is at hand in Afghanistan, I do not mean that peace is definitely coming - only that we can see a way to reach it. All it requires is a cooperative effort between the United States and Pakistan.