Saturday, August 11, 2007

"It is well that war is so terrible - otherwise we would grow too fond of it."

Robert E. Lee (1807 - 1870)


Blogger puggimer said...

Unfortunately it still isn't quite terrible enough - at least for the leaders sending others to fight.

It makes me wonder how many fewer and shorter wars we would have if our generals and presidents did like the ancients and led the battle from the front line and fought themselves, instead of sending others to die for them while they stay safe at home.

Why is it that young men must fight old men's wars?

9:29 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

Ironic, when I questioned WAR in church some years ago, I was told that it is the only situation in which "thou shall not kill" does not apply. Some of the ways of the world, I've accepted that I will never completely understand.

While I do "get" that when at war, one must either kill or be killed...
and do empathize with soldiers who are sent off to war, WAR itself, is just an ironic concept. ~

Soldiers are sent to tote guns, throw grenades, {TAKE lives} AND doctors, medics, nurses are sent to try to save lives.

7:07 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Perhaps, (economically) we are already too fond of war.

4:56 PM  

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