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  •  Soldiers know better than anyone (7+ / 0-)

    that war is a load.

    "War is just a racket... something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses."  -Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler, Former Commander U.S. Marine Corps, 1933

    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.”  -Dwight D. Eisenhower

    “Overgrown military establishments are, under any form of government, inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.”  -George Washington

    “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted."  -Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Condemned To Repeat It blog

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