"Military glory -- the attractive rainbow
that rises in showers of blood."
Abraham Lincoln
(1809-1865) 16th US President
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which does not address the noble individual warrior
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Made me think would assassinated leaders be as glorious if they had lived out their lives normally to old age: Lincoln, Kennedy, King. I remember the poem from High School, Ode To An Athelete Dying Young and the glory received from dying in ones prime. Mike I don't think it leaves out the individual.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
    Abe should know as he presided over the bloodiest war in history. This war was about secession which was perfectly legal and should be called the War of Northern Aggression.
     -- jim k, austin     
    Too true.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Best Lincoln quote I've ever read. Brilliant use of language.
     -- Stew, Fredericksburg     
    Thank Lincoln for making every war since his time possible with his unconstitutional legal tender acts that made it possible for government to take everything without paying for anything. In spite of the tales of government spending trillions of dollars, they cannot get money from you when the Fed says their system "works only with credit." They hav no need for money when everyone will risk their lives for credit or dollar bills that the IRS said "are not dollars." Of his system, his contemporary, Horace Greeley said: "The iniquitous money system is no less cruel than the old system of chatel slavery." To abolish legal tender is to abolish wars and this will abolish the need for suppressing a cure for cancer. For that history, search: royal rife
     -- Anonymous     
    It is true, we are slaves to a corrupt system if we continue to allow it. I think this is one of the most thoughtless remarks he made-and he made a few-why would he want to paint a graphic picture of what he was making the young-sometimes 13 yo-endure? JPS
     -- Annie, Mahtomedi, MN     
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