Monday, September 24, 2007

War, what is it good for? Nothin', absolutely nothing!

‘The man who in times of popular excitement boldly and unflinchingly resists hot-tempered clamor for an unnecessary war, and thus exposes himself to the opprobrious imputation of a lack of patriotism or of courage, to the end of saving his country from a great calamity, is, as to loving and faithfully serving his country, at least as good a patriot as the hero of the most daring feat of arms, and a far better one than those who, with an ostentatious pretense of superior patriotism, cry for war before it is needed, especially if then they let others do the fighting…our country right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right…’ Carl Schurz, Union General, Civil War…

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