"You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out." - William Tecumseh Sherman

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Wednesday, August 11, 2004
  If we're unwilling to pay the butcher's bill up front, we'll pay it with compound interest in the end
Thanks to Charles at LGF for calling my attention to this concise and prescient piece on the war in Iraq. Ralph Peters is one of the few calling for precisely the right military posture. Here's a small sampling...

Much has been made of the belligerence of the Pentagon's "chicken hawks," the neoconservatives who instigate wars so avidly, but dismiss the complexity and cost of restoring peace. Yet the most noteworthy aspect of the neocons' performance was how quickly they turned into little Bill Clintons (minus the charm) when the going got tough.
 
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