When people don’t understand that the government doesn’t have their interests in mind, they’re more susceptible to go to war.
I don’t think we have to have a personal relation to a life lost to understand that something terrible has taken place, especially in the context of war.
Israel lost their power to intimidate during the second war with Lebanon.
Everyone thinks my story should be marked by heroism, but there was no risk to myself. You see, no-one in Prague at that time thought they were going to be at war with England.
During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
When you have warfare, things happen; people suffer; the noncombatants suffer as well as the combatants. And so it happens in civil war.
Lyndon Johnson is not a comfortable model for President Obama to imitate. He is an all-but-forgotten president – pilloried for the failed war in Vietnam and criticized for grandiose reforms conservatives denounce as the epitome of federal social engineering that costs too much and does too little.
War is like love; it always finds a way.
A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
We can’t let somebody rise to the top who will pardon these war criminals. Because they need to go to prison for what they’ve done in this world. We can’t have a pardon. They need to pay for what they’ve done.