All War Departments are now Defense Departments. This is all part of the doubletalk of our time. The aggressor is always on the other side.
War is not civilized.
The concept of war crimes is an American invention.
I think its man's nature to go to war and fight.
There is nothing worth having that can he obtained by nuclear war - nothing material or ideological - no tradition that it can defend. It is utterly self-defeating.
And of course in the Philippines there were so many thousands of Americans that were captured by the Japanese and held and who were rescued by Filipino Americans or Filipinos I should say and by U.S. troops near the close of the war.
I am still profoundly troubled by the war in Nicaragua. The United States launched a covert war against another nation in violation of international law a war that was wrong and immoral.
How do you tell troops who volunteered to fight for our freedoms that the country they fought for won't take care of them when they come back? In the time of war our troops and their families are supposed to be our number one priority.
I have always been willing to admit when I made a mistake. I made a mistake in my understanding of the composition of the Contras not on my opposition to the Contra war.
Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.
The British Red Cross asked me to help them spearhead a fundraising campaign for the victims of the war in Nicaragua. It was a turning point in my life. It began my commitment to justice and human rights issues.
That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka goes and gets educated abroad and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes.
The Sandinista government became consumed with fighting a war of survival. They were up against the biggest superpower in the world.
There is a question for which we will never know the answer: had the U.S. not launched the Contra war to overthrow the Sandinista government would they have succeeded in bringing socioeconomic justice to the people of Nicaragua?
I'm actually reading 'World War Z' again! It's incredibly realistic and it's written as an oral history through interviews with different characters. Max Brooks wrote this book in so many different voices. There are about forty or so. It's incredible. When I finish 'World War Z' I'm going to go back and start again on the 'Game of Thrones' series.
Bush's war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States. It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces. Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power. They were not trained for occupation duties.
I'm against all war.
My point was that the war was intrinsically wrong and as a result of our participation we haven't improved Australia's security but created a greater danger at home and abroad.
I found that I was getting a warm reception for my message of freeing you from the income tax releasing you from Social Security ending the insane war on drugs restoring gun rights and reducing the federal government to just its constitutional functions.
I'm old enough to remember the end of World War II. On Aug. 14 1946 a year after the Japanese were defeated most newspapers and magazines had single articles commemorating the end of the war.
The real theater of the sex war is the domestic hearth.
World War II has always been of great interest to me. I've known for decades that it was just one more war the politicians suckered us into.
Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well.
No one has the right to ignite a war and lead an occupation and armies to conquer people invading them and make them suffer all kinds of torture murder expulsion displacement bombing and terrorism by different lethal prohibited weapons and then come and speak as the savior of the people or a defender of their rights.
I had seen people who had lost everything and everyone they loved to war famine and natural disasters.
I had two family members involved in World War I: two great-uncles. One of them is on a memorial in France. And the other was a trench runner who survived the war. The average life span of a trench runner was 36 hours but he survived the whole war.
No I chose the name Jane Seymour because I was doing my first film 'Ode to Lovely War ' and one of the top agents in England spotted me dancing in the chorus. I was a singer and dancer in that movie with Maggie Smith um and he told me he couldn't sell me as Joyce Penelope Willomena Frankenburger.
My mother lived in Holland and during World War II was incarcerated in a Japanese camp for three years.
I will not attempt to deny the reasonableness and necessity of a party war but in carrying on that war all principles and rules of justice should not be departed from.
We're fighting an enemy that is far different than any we have got before. It's a nontraditional kind of war and I think we need to step back recalibrate how we go about protecting our borders and protecting our people and resetting our position in the world.
I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies.
You cannot be politically correct in a war.
The whole point of being in the Army is wanting to get killed wanting to test yourself to the limits. Now you have to fly 15 000ft above the war zone to avoid getting hit. I don't think there is any point in having wars if that's how you're going to behave. It's pathetic. All this whining!
And if there was one title that could be applied to all my films it would be 'Civil War' - not civil war in the way we know it but the daily war that goes on between us all.
I mean we're going to probably debate the Iraq war for at least as long as I'm alive.
We did not go to war in Afghanistan or in Iraq to quote 'impose democracy.' We went to war in both places because we saw those regimes as a threat to the United States.
That sense of what happened in Europe in World War II has shaped a lot of my views.
After the atomic bombs were dropped the war ended and we went into Tokyo Bay with the rest of the fleet the Missouri and the rest of them while they signed the terms of surrender that ended the war.
So instead of talking about theoretical ways of ending the war and violence I say that we have to get rid of the individual asholes in each office and situation.
Killing is the payoff of war.
In a world of inhumanity war and terrorism American citizenship is a very precious possession.
In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.
The war on terror if this is a war on terror can only be won by a sincere regional and international cooperation. All have to believe they have something at stake and work together. In the absence of this it will become political and interest-oriented.
Nothing is more useless in developing a nation's economy than a gun and nothing blocks the road to social development more than the financial burden of war. War is the arch enemy of national progress and the modern scourge of civilized men.
War has been good to me from a financial standpoint but I don't want to make money that way. I don't want blood money.
Priorities like winning the War on Terror and providing tax relief that will keep our economy growing strong.
Watergate enabled the Democrats to cut off all aid to South Vietnam and ensure American defeat in a war their party entered and had effectively lost before Nixon salvaged a non-Communist South Vietnam while effecting a complete American withdrawal.
I frankly don't think it's going to be a successful war on terrorism until law enforcement agencies like the FBI are willing to share with other law enforcement agencies. If they can't share information there's no way this war can be won.
War is by no means something glamorous and I don't think that should ever be forgotten.
I feel like war should occur only for the most vital and necessary reasons and only then.
We had four years of world war which the peoples endured only because they were told that their sufferings would free humanity forever from the scourge of war.
The vast upheaval of the World War set in motion forces that will either destroy civilization or raise mankind to undreamed of heights of human welfare and prosperity.
Moreover war has become a thing potentially so terrible and destructive that it should have been the common aim of statesmen to put an end to it forever.
I think there's a tremendous split between people who've been through a war and people who haven't.
In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and the glorification of war.
To deal with the true causes of war one must begin by recognizing as of prime relevancy to the solution of the problem the familiar fact that civilization is a partial incomplete and to a great extent superficial modification of barbarism.
In short it may be said that on paper the obligations to settle international disputes peacefully are now so comprehensive and far-reaching that it is almost impossible for a state to resort to war without violating one or more solemn treaty obligations.
In our modern world of interdependent nations hardly any state can wage war successfully without raising loans and buying war materials of every kind in the markets of other nations.
I consider Bush's decision to call for a war against terrorism a serious mistake. He is elevating these criminals to the status of war enemies and one cannot lead a war against a network if the term war is to retain any definite meaning.
Four years of world war at a cost in human suffering which our minds are mercifully too limited to imagine led to the very clear realization that international anarchy must be abandoned if civilization was to survive.
We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics this became a war of attrition. We were winning.
I believe the war on terror is the vital discussion of this decade and of our generation probably. To win the war on terror you need a good offense and a good defense. On defense I regret to say basically this administration has not come close to doing what is necessary.
A devastating commentary on the war in Iraq is that we have been unable to spend money on infrastructure.
Thus the use of fiat money is more justifiable in financing a depression than in financing a war.
It is inhuman to continue a war which could easily be ended.
I want to wage war against illiteracy poverty unemployment unfair competition communitarianism delinquency.
My grandfather was a general in the Nationalist Chinese Air Force during World War II and I grew up hearing the pilot stories and seeing pictures of him in uniform.
You should be careful what you wish for as the reasons for war get confused. One person can be very clear in their motives but others can have different agendas.
Politicians like generals have a tendency to fight the last war.
But the war on terror as I have repeatedly said in the past and the Afghan people believe in it in truth is that the war on terror is not in the Afghan villages or homes. Its in the sanctuaries it is in the training grounds its in the motivation factors and the money that comes to it.
I think the International Criminal Court could be a threat to American security interests because the prosecutor of the court has enormous discretion in going after war crimes. And the way the Statute of Rome is written responsibility for war crimes can be taken all the way up the chain of command.
The fight this war this fight against the remnants of terrorism will go on for some time.
People say you favor assassination what do you think war is? Except that it's assassination on a much larger scale a much more horrific scale.
For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner.
I think there should be holy war against yoga classes.
The War on Drugs employs millions - politicians bureaucrats policemen and now the military - that probably couldn't find a place for their dubious talents in a free market unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners.
What happened in America in the 1860s was a war of secession a war of independence no different in principle from what happened in America in the 1770s and 1780s.
Let us not be deceived we are today in the midst of a cold war.
The heroes of Flight 93 won the first battle in the War on Terror and they should never be forgotten.
Councils of war breed timidity and defeatism.
Look at what President Kennedy managed to achieve during the Cuban missile crisis. If Bush had been president in 1962 do you think he would have avoided a nuclear war?
For the sake of the troops for the love of the troops we must not add yet another casualty to this war. We must not let truth be a casualty of this war.
When I was growing up it was 'Communists'. Now it's 'Terrorists'. So you always have to have somebody to fight and be afraid of so the war machine can build more bombs guns and bullets and everything.
Everything everything in war is barbaric... But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.
Have you ever thought that war is a madhouse and that everyone in the war is a patient?
I am one who believes that we are in fact engaged in a worldwide war against terrorism. We must have the serenity to accept the fact that war is not going to go away if we ignore it.
World War II the atomic bomb the Cold War made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
One nuclear war is going to be the last nuclear - the last war frankly if it really gets out of hand. And I just don't think we ought to be prepared to accept that sort of thing.
World War I broke out largely because of an arms race and World War II because of the lack of an arms race.
We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons.
When I was in Pulp I actively did more TV stuff because that was during the Great Britpop Wars and it seemed important to prove that indie people could speak. That war doesn't exist anymore.
War can be so impersonal yet when we put a name a face a place and match it to families then war is not impersonal.
It was my duty to shoot the enemy and I don't regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn't save: Marines soldiers buddies. I'm not naive and I don't romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job.
I want to start my own airplane business. I'm going to buy two Dakotas paint them up in war colours and do er nostalgia trips to Arnhem - you know where the old paratroopers used to go - and charge them about 20 quid a time.
The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention argues that no two countries that are both part of the same global supply chain will ever fight a war as long as they are each part of that supply chain.
I think that the Cold War was an exceptional and unnecessary piece of cruelty.
After every war someone has to tidy up.
So long as war is the main business of nations temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign - is indispensable.
In war whichever side may call itself the victor there are no winners but all are losers.
The war we have to wage today has only one goal and that is to make the world safe for diversity.
With all the negativity going on in the world right now people need an escape. When you give them a hit record or a great record it allows them to escape for at least three to four minutes. They're not thinking bills or economy or immigration or war when you create that kind of ambiance.
During the Cold War we were interested because we were scared that Russia and the United States were going to go to war. We were scared that Russia was going to take over the world. Every country became a battleground.
I've been giving free money seminars for the troops at Walter Reed Hospital and one of the Iraqi War Vets realized that the military wouldn't pay for the dental work he needed.
The Berlin Wall wasn't the only barrier to fall after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Traditional barriers to the flow of money trade people and ideas also fell.
I think I'm just someone that just tries to get by. I'm kind of - if it was during the Second World War I'd be a black marketeer I think.
If Scotland and America go to war I'm afraid I've already sworn in.
The fact is Bush's war policy has failed. It's failed! Who better to say so than Jack Murtha?
Until democracy in effective enthusiastic action fills the vacuum created by the power of modern inventions we may expect the fascists to increase in power after the war both in the United States and in the world.
I've always been at war with myself for right or wrong.
The Bible is a radically pro-slavery document. Slave owners waved Bibles over their heads in the Civil War and justified it.
Even under the best of circumstances the road back from war is difficult.
With Vietnam the Iraq War so many American films about war are almost always from the American point of view. You almost never have a Middle Eastern character by name with a story.
I mean I was born the day war broke out but I don't remember all the bombs though they did actually break up Liverpool you know. I remember when I was a little older there was big gaps in all the streets where houses used to be. We used to play over them.
When my grandfather died I started adopting some of his accents to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero and he was really great with his hands.
Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it self-evident to our enemies that they're going to get their clocks cleaned if they start one.
It's never acceptable to target civilians. It violates the Geneva Accords it violates the international law of war and it violates all principles of morality.
The surrealists and the modern movement in painting as a whole seemed to offer a key to the strange postwar world with its threat of nuclear war. The dislocations and ambiguities in cubism and abstract art as well as the surrealists reminded me of my childhood in Shanghai.
From our perspective trying to deal with this continuing campaign of terror if you will the war on terror that we're engaged in this is a continuing enterprise. The people that were involved in some of those activities before 9/11 are still out there.
It's very important to go back and keep in mind the distinction between handling these events as criminal acts which was the way we did before 9/11 and then looking at 9/11 and saying 'This is not a criminal act ' not when you destroy 16 acres of Manhattan kill 3 000 Americans blow a big hole in the Pentagon. That's an act of war.
I think the record speaks for itself. These are two individuals who have been for the war when the headlines were good and against it when their poll ratings were bad.
Britain which in the years immediately before this war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed is now being bombed and burned into democracy.
I worked for MI6 in the Sixties during the great witch-hunts when the shared paranoia of the Cold War gripped the services.
In every war zone that I've been in there has been a reality and then there has been the public perception of why the war was being fought. In every crisis the issues have been far more complex than the public has been allowed to know.
During the Cold War we lived in coded times when it wasn't easy and there were shades of grey and ambiguity.
The Cold War was over long before it was officially declared dead.
May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster war from all lands with her hated associates rapine and insatiable ambition!
The reason that war is such a fascinating subject for writers is because it's a revealer. Put a bunch of people in an adrenaline-fuelled life-or-death situation and their fundamental behaviours are exposed the scrim is taken away and the motivations behind each personality come out to play.
Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful one can wage a pitiless war but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast.
After every major conflict - World War I World War II Korea Vietnam the fall of the Soviet Union - what happened was that we ultimately hollowed out the force largely by doing deep across-the-board cuts.
I ended the war a horse ahead.
It is well known that in war the first casualty is truth - that during any war truth is forsaken for propaganda.
We are Americans when we go to war and when we return we are Mexicans.
People like to make fun of the fans who camp out but people have renaissance fairs people do Civil War re-enactments people do what they like. I'm tired of hearing people rage on the fans. If you don't like 'Twilight ' don't buy a ticket.
Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.
I took every chance I could to meet with U.S. soldiers. I talked with them and read the books they gave me about the war. I decided I needed to return to my country and join with them - active duty soldiers and Vietnam Veterans in particular - to try and end the war.
You don't attack the grunts of Vietnam you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It's the same thing with psychotherapy.
This is a game. That's all it is. It's not a war.
I don't think the Middle East could afford another war.
I have absolutely no regret about my vote against this war. The same questions remain. The cost in human lives the cost to our budget probably 100 billion. We could have probably brought down that statue for a lot less.
War is not the answer because only love can conquer hate.
I was brought up in the War. I was an adolescent in the Second World War. And I did witness in London a great deal of the Blitz.
What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.
I think that NATO is itself a war criminal.
If we stick together as an American people we can bring down the war criminals that are running our country right now.
One side-effect of the so-called war on terror has been a crisis of liberalism. This is not only a question of alarmingly illiberal legislation but a more general problem of how the liberal state deals with its anti-liberal enemies.
What President Bush did in his doctrine of preemptive strike and in his war in Afghanistan and in Iraq was to turn even his allies in Europe negatively toward America.
I took up writing to escape the drudgery of that every day cubicle kind of war.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money for instance or war.
There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.
When human beings live together conflict is inevitable. War is not.