Friday, March 28, 2008

On A Serious Note

It's good to be reminded of words of wisdom.

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse.” —John Stuart Mill

"War sucks but a world run by Islamofacists sucks more." - T.F. Boggs

"There's only one thing worse than an overstressed Army and Marine Corps, and that's a defeated Army and Marine Corps. I believe this is a recipe that will lead to our defeat sooner than later in Iraq." - John McCain, arguing for the Surge.


Vigilante said...

Howabout this one, Boston M.?

General George S Patton:

"Never let the enemy pick the battle site."

BostonMaggie said...

I followed the link, read the post and watched the video. I believe "Jed" is twisting things to suit his view.

*We* did pick the battle site. *They* hit us here (NYC) so we went there (Afghanistan). Iraq was preparing to hit our allies (Israel) and our interests abroad, so we went there (Iraq).

Patton is correct. Great quote. However, to be more precise, it is not just about who picked the battle site. It is more along the lines of what Admiral Nimitz (I love Patton, but I am a Navy girl) said "It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought on US soil." I would offer that this extends to all branches of the military.

Vigilante said...

"Iraq was preparing to hit our allies (Israel) and our interests abroad, so we went there (Iraq)"????


You are an informative dude. I can learn much from you as you are a patient teacher.

BostonMaggie said...

Dude? Dude!

i am going off to sulk.

Vigilante said...

LOL! (I must have created a party foul.)

BTW, "Bo-Sox", I borrowed your Cuss-O-Meter, and linked to your site! GR8 fun.

BostonMaggie said...

Does this look dude-ish to you?


Vigilante said...

Major League Party Foul on my part. I'm appalled. And embarrassed. And searching for words. All I can lamely think to say is that, looking at your avatar, I'm on record as a great admirer of women who can shoot straight.