"I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine.
It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard
the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood,
more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell."
William Tecumseh Sherman
(1820-1891) General Commander of the United States Army
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The cigar smoking philanderer Clinton, King George the torturer, and Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin, along with such a huge potion of their clown posses from hell (congress and the courts) would certainly demonstrate the accuracy of the statement. There is though, the occasional blood thirsty savages that have tasted of war that cry even louder for more vengeance and blood, and more desolation.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    How true. When W decided we should go into Iraq I and another Vietnam era vet argued with so many non-ever vets that the US should not go. They believed Bush and could not see the harm it would do to our humble infantry. Ron Paul was the lone Republican to vote against this. We owe thanks to him for pure common sense.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    "Oceania is at war, Oceania has always been at war." Orwell, 1984...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    The statement is excellent, but in Sherman's mouth it is sheer hypocrisy, as Sherman utilized war against a civilian population, through massive destruction of housing and the use of hunger as a weapon by means of destruction of growing crops in order to devastate a new nation called the Confederate States of America. That new nation should never have existed, as its main purpose was to protect the hideous institution of slavery (which had enriched Boston shipping barons), but the Declaration of Independence clearly states the rights of all persons to reject existing government and to create new government suitable to their liking (not to the liking of the head of state of the old nation). Much later on, it was the Mafia that put Sherman's approach into the rule that said "If you quit we will kill you." The war created by Mr. Lincoln (Sherman's commander in chief) war killed 500,000 men, not counting the families that starved or died from other war related causes. There must have been some other way to detoxify America from addiction to slavery.
     -- Tim, Gainesville, FL     
    I think its a good comment and appropriate to the times we live in, with so much appetite for war. But Sherman was a very evil man, and to quote him and say his statements are good and wise is like quoting Hitler or Stalin and saying their statements are good and wise.
     -- Anonymous, Kemp, TX     
    Tim, you need to do some research into the real cause of the civil war. Hint: International Bankers/ Bank of the United States. The slavery thing was wrong yes...but its been overplayed and propogandized. Did you know that as a part of gaining their freedom papers, escaped slaves had to serve one year in the Union Army...where they were used as cannon fodder...Do the math. The North was in no way more "noble".
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    He sure delivered enough hell to know what he is talking about.
     -- warren, olathe     
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