Thursday, January 04, 2007

"Take Us To War When It Is Absolutely Necessary"

I suspect that as time goes by, his decision will seem more courageous and his conduct honorable. Watch for similar stories to start appearing more frequently.


Blogger maeldon said...

I'll sorry for this guy's trouble...
I'm just glad he isn't dead.

1/04/2007 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I support "this" troop.

1/04/2007 7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe. Who knows, maybe a lot of the heroes in history were actually power hungry murderers too.

1/05/2007 10:00 PM  
Anonymous goldhorder said...

That is a theme of the Dostoyevsky classic "Crime and Punishment". The main character want to commit murder to see if he has greatness in him. He considered the ability to kill without concience a true sign of Napoleon, he wanted to be worshiped. This book changed my thinking...I quit following the masses whenever they got into a war fever. The scariest thing to think about...Abraham Lincoln is usually polled as the most popular president, followed by FDR, then Washington. More Americans died in the civil war than any other war. The next closest is WW2. The moral of the story? If you are president the more Americans who die in wars you oversee the more popular you will be in the history books. Just make sure you win the war...LBJ didn't fare as well because he lost. You must at least tie like Truman's Korean war...than history will be kind to you.

1/06/2007 10:10 AM  

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