Most people claim the religious/spiritual/philosophical value of love to be highly important to their self-expression. Let’s explore the virtue of love and inquire into its application regarding current US wars.
An absolutely beginners’ test for love is if you care minimally enough to act in prevention of a violent attack against another person, with all likelihood that attack will cause severe pain and suffering upon the victim. Americans have been in the presence of such a test for the current wars with Iraq, Afghanistan, and rhetoric for more war in Iran. An important part of our understanding is being clear about the truth of our government’s claims justifying these wars as helpful for US national security and/or helpful for the countries’ populations we’ve invaded.
Among hundreds of writers, I’ve made clear that our own Congressional reports show all evidence used for claims arguing for war were not only false, but known to be false at the time they were told to the American public and world. All US intelligence agencies found zero US national security threat from any of the countries we’ve invaded. You need to verify this information if you haven not already done so (and here for my summary of false rhetoric for war with Iran). You also need to embrace the difficult fact that this story is among many that the so-called “mainstream media” will not cover in print, on television, or on their websites. Eminent news-anchor Walter Cronkite saw this in his retirement, stating, "Project Censored is one of the organizations that we should listen to, to be assured that our newspapers and our broadcast outlets are practicing thorough and ethical journalism."