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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Afghanistan Massacre

Back when the invasion of Iraq was all the rage, and we had stars of empire in our eyes, I quoted General Sherman and said "War is hell."
It sure is.
Will we ever learn that World War II is long over? Will we ever learn that we have to learn to get things done by peaceful negotiations, and if that tragically fails, to wage war with an intent to win it and do so quickly and smartly.

Once again, Sun Tzu: 

(7) For there has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.  
Li Ch'uan [comments:] The Spring and Autumn Annals say: 'War is like unto fire; those who will not put aside weapons are themselves consumed by them.'

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