I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
We merely want to live in peace with all the world, to trade with them, to commune with them, to learn from their culture as they may learn from ours, so that the products of our toil may be used for our schools and our roads and our churches and not for guns and planes and tanks and ships of war.
I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and co-operation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
— 5-Star General and 35th President, Dwight David Eisenhower
Anybody who wants to harm American troops will be found and brought to justice,” Bush said. “There are some that feel like if they attack us that we may decide to leave prematurely. They don’t understand what they are talking about if that is the case. … There are some who feel like the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring them on.
— Viet Nam Avoidance Expert and Runner Up in the 2000 Presidential Election, G. W. Bush
Why do people who have not seen battle recommend it for other people’s children? Why would anyone support people who are so unaware of history that they embrace its mistakes?
— Private school & college Yuppie and Viet Nam Vet (3 DFC‘s, 2 Air Medals), Britt Blaser