"Twelve apostles may no longer be enough. But thousands of American and Russian Peace-Corps volunteers and those who work like them would be a good start to bringing peace to the Holy Lands.
"Chicago plays high-stakes poker, bluff and all. But in this world-stage poker game, the tanned Maverick could trump them all with the hand that Christ and Muhammad would love to see him play. Build a much bigger Peace Corps and have the Russians get involved in the same do-gooders game.
"Let American and Russsian PCVs serve side-by-side. Let our diplomacy shift from building forts relying on drones and turning out more guns to small farms milking goats and turning out more butter.
"Pull this off and use your winning hand to get 100 nations in the world to build their own World Service Corps and, as climate change sweeps down upon us, you and Putin will have reason to not be surprised by the Nobel Peace Prize."
Oh, but if only we had some Congressmen Veeshuns with... vision.
Maybe in this Congress we, with your help, will find a few.