Wednesday, July 9

BBC on Bush's War Justifications

[BBC on Bush's War Justifications]
Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic, and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man.

— Mark Twain

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.

— George Santayana

Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

— Sir John Harington

Sorry, I 'm too sleepy and weary of all this to formulate a lucid personal comment.