Wednesday, April 29, 2009

War! What is it Good For? Absolutely nothing!

"If we should perish, the ruthlessness of the foe would be only the secondary cause of the disaster. The primary cause would be that the strength of a giant nation was directed by eyes too blind to see all the hazards of the struggle; and the blindness would be induced not by some accident of nature or history but by hatred and vainglory." - Reinhold Niebuhr


"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." -- Albert Schweitzer


Iraqi car




Sandstorm in Iraq



IRAQ - American prerogatives. Photographer KAI PFAFFENBACH (REUTERS)

"Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence."


American soldier.

Suicide in the Trenches

I knew a simple soldier boy

Who grinned at life in empty joy,

Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,

And whistled early with the lark.

In winter trenches, cowed and glum,

With crumps and lice and lack of rum,

He put a bullet through his brain.

No one spoke of him again.


You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye

Who cheer when soldier lads march by,

Sneak home and pray you'll never know

The hell where youth and laughter go.

-- Siegfred Sassoon, (1886-1967)

1 comments:

flyboy,  13:31  

I would so sign up to be the guy in that last photo!

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