It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.Those attacking veterans approve of the Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Horace] phrase Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori [It is sweet and proper to die for your country], decrying the conclusion of Wilfred Owen's poem, Dulce Et Decorum Est that is "The Big Lie".
No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.The world would be a better place if those who advocate war were required to back up their calls with their bodies. I'm sure one of these "survivor" shows would be happy to pay for an island somewhere for these jingoistic people to demonstrate how wars should be conducted.
bryan at dumka dot com
The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it.