The Vietnam War and the Iraq war, in different ways, both made me feel like I could not not address them. I’m very doubtful about the usefulness of poetry to do that.
Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
What makes war interesting for Americans is that we don’t fight war on our soil, we don’t have direct experience of it, so there’s an openness about the meanings we give to it.
War is the trade of Kings.
War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.
A number of analysts have observed that although bin Laden was finally killed, he won some major successes in his war against the U.S.
I am not protesting against the conduct of the war, but against the political errors and insincerities for which the fighting men are being sacrificed.
Through my years of working on war and peace in Africa, I have learned that there are solutions to some of the greatest human rights challenges, and we all can be a part of those solutions.
War is the statesman’s game, the priest’s delight, the lawyer’s jest, the hired assassin’s trade.
Human-rights advocates, for example, claim that the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners is of a piece with President Bush’s 2002 decision to deny al Qaeda and Taliban fighters the legal status of prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions.