I’m a little confused. The news reports that a number former Guantanamo residents have returned to their terrorist ways by rejoining their old outfits or ones like them. Why does this surprise anyone? I could be really sleazy and suggest the parallels to all the old Chuck Norris and Sylvester Stalone movies. That would be un-American. What about comparing it to just plain recidivism, the kind we experience with a lot of ex-cons? The real question is, what sort of attitude would you have toward your captors under similar circumstances? Would you have gone back home and said to the recruiters, “I learned my lesson. What I did was wrong. Actually those are really nice people and they treated me well all those years.”? They and we can continue to sow and reap violence until the end of time, or we can do what we can to break the cycle of violence and work toward peace. At the very least, if we claim the name of Christ, we could start trying to follow his counsel. My conservative friends will call me naive. What do we have to lose? We cannot screw it up anymore than it is. Let’s try a different path for a change.