Peace Through Origami?

From the almost local news:

Seventh and eighth grade students at Baltic Middle School are folding 1,000 paper cranes to send to U.S. soldiers deployed in Baghdad. The students say the cranes symbolize peace, and they want to bring as much peace as possible to those soldiers.

Excuse me? Bringing “as much peace as possible” to individuals engaged in fighting a war?

The way one brings peace to the soldiers in these situations is by giving them the materiel, tactics, strategies and leadership required to win–not by sending folded up pieces of paper. I’m hoping that KELO got the focus of the story wrong and that this is just the overtly weird component of an otherwise encouraging effort on the part of these students.