For the last week I’ve been working on a position paper about: terrorism. And I start the paper with an overarching lens through which I believe we should view our contribution to the world of terrorism. The late Thomas Merton, who was a monk and a well known author, wrote that hatred of ourselves is often too deep and too powerful to be consciously faced. So we minimize our “sins,” and exaggerate the faults of others… The enemy’s bombs are always from Hell. Our bombs are always from “Divine Providence.” And speaking of bombs: “What if we let the weapons inspectors into Montana?” I posed to an ABC News reporter out of Toledo, Ohio? The point being that we’re hyper-concerned with North Korea, Iran and other “rogue” nations developing nuclear weapons — while we have 10,000 nuclear warheads aimed all over the world! Why wouldn’t the countries those warheads are aimed at consider us “a potential terrorist threat?” I mean, c’mmon.