The gaps in the 2001 ceasefire agreement must be addressed. While we are for peace, we must build a peace process that recognizes its limits under the Constitution.
While we welcome the efforts of the Armed Forces to capture and bring to justice those responsible for the murderous rampage that led to the deaths of our men in uniform, we must reiterate our position that bombings and the capture of rebel camps do not necessarily lead to victory in the field.
The US dropped more bombs during the Vietnam War than they then did during World War II, yet they lost to the Vietnamese.
We must win the peace. Military operations, war, and destruction will not achieve this.