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  •  Wow. A little sobbing. Powerful piece. (1+ / 0-)
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    I spent much of this afternoon on this topic, in Turkana's diary, attempting to dispel the notion that the Civil War was a just and righteous war, a clean and viable way of accomplishing a clear-cut and worthwhile goal.  Here is one comment I wrote there:

    Why they thought they were fighting:

    The Crusades:  regain control of the Holy Land wherein our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was born.

    Hundred Years War at Reims:  God told Joan of Arc to recover her homeland from the English.

    Crimean War:  determine control of the Holy Land and protect Orthodox Christians there.

    WWI:  End all wars.

    Vietnam War:  save Vietnam from tyranny under God-less communism.

    Etc. ad nauseum.

    War is brutal, dehumanizing, and unpredictable. It is not a viable instrument of policy.

    by geomoo on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 08:42:45 PM PDT

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