"War is sweet to those who haven't tasted it."
Desiderius Erasmus
(1466-1536) Dutch theologian, classical scholar
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And even sweeter to those who command it who have a hand in the purse-pocket of the person making the weapons.
 -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
    And to a religious few.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    ... and who profit from its manufacture.
     -- Rober, Sarasota     
     -- Robert, Sarasota      
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
    I agree totally...with this one caveat---there is a time when war is the answer and no other will do... There are some things that are worth dying for...if there are not, what a miserable, shallow, cowardly, and traiterous existance we lead.
     -- Michael, Houston     
    There are many who have never experienced war directly and have been able to formulate a clear opinion against the use of violence as a means of resolving conflict. And I am in total agreement that many who have tasted it have become addcited to the taste of blood and profit that can be had from it.
     -- EGL, LA     
    ... like King George... (and Michael is correct, sometimes it is necessary, but bitter).
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
     -- E Archer, NYC      
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