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American Wars Sayings By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: I am weary of your quarrels,Weary of your wars and bloodshed,Weary of your prayers for I am weary of your quarrels,
Weary of your wars and bloodshed,
Weary of your prayers for vengeance,
Of your wranglings and dissensions — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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American Wars Sayings By Stanley Hauerwas: The 'Cold War' impinged on the daily lives of Americans. The wars after 11 September The 'Cold War' impinged on the daily lives of Americans. The wars after 11 September 2001 have been fought without the general American population having to make any sacrifices. It goes on, and so do we. — Stanley Hauerwas
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American Wars Sayings By Anne Lamott: Novels ought to have hope; at least, American novels ought to have hope. French novels Novels ought to have hope; at least, American novels ought to have hope. French novels don't need to. We mostly win wars, they lose them. Of course, they did hide more Jews than many other countries, and this is a form of winning. — Anne Lamott
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American Wars Sayings By William Apess: We want trumpets that sound like thunder, and men to act as though they were We want trumpets that sound like thunder, and men to act as though they were going to war with those corrupt and degrading principles that rob one of all rights, merely because he is ignorant, and of a little different color. Let us have principles that will give every one his due; and then shall wars cease, and the weary find rest. — William Apess
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American Wars Sayings By Robert Higgs: When American presidents prepare for foreign wars, they lie. When American presidents prepare for foreign wars, they lie. — Robert Higgs
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American Wars Sayings By Ian Bremmer: The two world wars boosted American power and devastated potential rivals to an extent that The two world wars boosted American power and devastated potential rivals to an extent that could not have lasted more than a few decades. — Ian Bremmer
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American Wars Sayings By Charles R. Morris: The War of 1812 perhaps the least remembered of American wars because it was fought The War of 1812 perhaps the least remembered of American wars because it was fought in such a left-handed slapdash manner on both sides. — Charles R. Morris
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American Wars Sayings By Garry Kasparov: I'm a firm a believer in the power of free enterprise to move the world I'm a firm a believer in the power of free enterprise to move the world forward. All that Soviet respect for science was no match for the American innovation machine once unleashed. The problem comes when the government is inhibiting innovation with overregulation and short-sighted policy. Trade wars and restrictive immigration regulations will limit America's ability to attract the best and brightest minds, minds needed for this and every forthcoming Sputnik moment. — Garry Kasparov
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American Wars Sayings By Ron Paul: Another term for preventive war is aggressive war - starting wars because someday somebody might Another term for preventive war is aggressive war - starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition. — Ron Paul
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American Wars Sayings By Francis Fukuyama: Interstate wars in Latin America have been so infrequent and politically unimportant that many major Interstate wars in Latin America have been so infrequent and politically unimportant that many major surveys of Latin American history barely cover them. Compared to Europe and ancient China, or indeed North America, war had a marginal effect on state building. Charles Tilly's aphorism "war made the state, and the state made war" remains true, but begs the question of why wars are more prevalent in some regions than in others. — Francis Fukuyama
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American Wars Sayings By Rick Atkinson: The American army between world wars after World War I had virtually disintegrated. It was The American army between world wars after World War I had virtually disintegrated. It was a very small force, given largely to practicing cavalry charges on western outposts. — Rick Atkinson
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American Wars Sayings By Harrison Ford: As a matter of fact, that was a bit of a problem for me at As a matter of fact, that was a bit of a problem for me at the beginning of my career - the problem of identification. In The Conversation I played a character who was gay, so nobody recognised me from American Graffiti. When I did Apocalypse Now, after Star Wars, I played an intelligence officer of the American army. George Lucas saw the footage I had done and didn't recognise me until halfway through the scene. — Harrison Ford
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American Wars Sayings By Evan Thomas: American boys should not be seen dying on the nightly news. Wars should be over American boys should not be seen dying on the nightly news. Wars should be over in three days or less, or before Congress invokes the War Powers Resolution. — Evan Thomas
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American Wars Sayings By H.L. Mencken: All of the American's foreign wars have been fought with foes either too weak to All of the American's foreign wars have been fought with foes either too weak to resist them or too heavily engaged elsewhere to make more than a half-hearted attempt. The combats with Mexico and Spain were not wars; they were simply lynchings. — H.L. Mencken
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American Wars Sayings By Robert Higgs: General George C. Marshall's words, making "sacrifices today in order that we may enjoy security General George C. Marshall's words, making "sacrifices today in order that we may enjoy security and peace tomorrow" (qtd. in Neumann 1953, 549).9 The claim was either a mistake or a lie, however, because the U.S. government did not need to go to war, not even in the world wars, to preserve its people's essential liberties and their way of life. Neither Kaiser Wilhelm's forces nor Hitler's - and certainly not Japan's - had the capacity to deprive Americans of their liberties, to "take over the country," to "destroy our way of life," or to do anything of the sort. This country has always contained persecuted minorities, and it still does, but since 1789 the only government on earth that has had the power to crush the American people's liberties across the board has been the government of the United States. U.S. participation in World War I was — Robert Higgs
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American Wars Sayings By Colin Powell: Officers have been trying for hundreds of years to outsmart soldiers and have still not Officers have been trying for hundreds of years to outsmart soldiers and have still not learned that it cannot be done. We can always count on the native ingenuity of the American GI to save us from ourselves, and to win wars. — Colin Powell
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American Wars Sayings By Paul Craig Roberts: People, and not only Americans, are losing their sons, husbands, brothers, and fathers for no People, and not only Americans, are losing their sons, husbands, brothers, and fathers for no other reason than the profits of US armaments corporations, and the gullible American people seem proud of it. Those ribbon decals on their cars, SUVs and monster trucks proclaim their naive loyalty to the armaments industries and to the whores in Washington who promote wars. — Paul Craig Roberts
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American Wars Sayings By George Amos Dorsey: They are a doomed race. Wars, smallpox, gross immorality, a change from old ways to They are a doomed race. Wars, smallpox, gross immorality, a change from old ways to new ways their fate is the common fate of the American, whether he sails the sea in the North, gallops over the plain in the West, or sleeps in his hammock in the forests of Brazil. — George Amos Dorsey
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American Wars Sayings By David Brion Davis: Much as slavery in the United States was part of a larger Atlantic Slave System, Much as slavery in the United States was part of a larger Atlantic Slave System, so America's War of Independence was an outgrowth of Europe's Seven Years' War - from 1756 to 1763 - and also a precursor or harbinger of the French and Haitian revolutions and of the subsequent Latin American wars for independence from Spain. — David Brion Davis
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American Wars Sayings By Alvaro Uribe: When you review the Central American wars or other Latin American wars, you find that When you review the Central American wars or other Latin American wars, you find that there were dictators and there were insurgents. — Alvaro Uribe
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American Wars Sayings By Jon Meacham: Half a world away, on the same Friday, the Chamber of Deputies in France opened Half a world away, on the same Friday, the Chamber of Deputies in France opened debate on paying the United States a debt of 25 million francs (about $5 million) as an indemnity for French damage to American shipping during the Napoleonic wars. France had agreed to pay the money under an 1831 treaty, but after four days of consideration, by a margin of eight, France declined to honor its obligations. — Jon Meacham
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American Wars Sayings By Maureen Dowd: Materialism has defeated feminism as well. In a sign of the times, Gloria Steinem was Materialism has defeated feminism as well. In a sign of the times, Gloria Steinem was on the picket line when the first American DeBeers store opened on Fifth Avenue in June 2005, protesting the evictions of Bushmen in Botswana to make room for diamond miners and the charges that the company dealt in "blood diamonds" used to finance civil wars in Africa.
Her presence meant nothing to young Hollywood beauties who are pleased to shill for the diamond industry in magazine layouts and personal appearances.
As Steinem stood outside, Lindsay Lohan was inside the party, gushing over the possibility that she could get to wear one of the big rocks.
Asked by reporters about the Bushmen controversy, she shrugged it off: "I don't get involved in any drama. — Maureen Dowd
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American Wars Sayings By Yuval Levin: The second is that the American people tend to oppose whoever they see as the The second is that the American people tend to oppose whoever they see as the aggressor in the Culture Wars - whoever they see as trying to intrusively impose their values on other people and bullying everyone who disagrees. — Yuval Levin
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American Wars Sayings By Joe Bageant: Getting a lousy education, then spending a lifetime pitted against your fellow workers in the Getting a lousy education, then spending a lifetime pitted against your fellow workers in the gladiatorial theater of the free market economy does not make for optimism or open mindedness, both hallmarks of liberalism. It makes for a kind of bleak coarseness and inner degradation that allows working people to accept the American empire's wars without a blink. — Joe Bageant
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American Wars Sayings By Suzy Kassem: Let us also acknowledge that the hearts which suffer the most from our wars are Let us also acknowledge that the hearts which suffer the most from our wars are those of mothers. Their vital voices have been left out of the political equation for too long. An Iraqi or American mother cries the same as an Israeli or Afghan mother. The eyes of a mother who has suffered the loss of a child can destroy the soul of anyone who gazes upon them. More souls become casualties of war than physical bodies. — Suzy Kassem
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American Wars Sayings By H.L. Mencken: All American wars (except the Civil War) have been fought with the odds overwhelmingly in All American wars (except the Civil War) have been fought with the odds overwhelmingly in favor of the Americans. In the history of armed combat such affairs as the Mexican and Spanish-American Wars must be ranked, not as wars at all, but as organized assassinations. In the two World Wars, no American faced a bullet until his adversaries had been worn down by years of fighting others. — H.L. Mencken
American Wars Sayings By Gerald Celente: American exceptionalism? Exceptional at what? Waging wars against innocent people for fake reasons? Exceptional at American exceptionalism? Exceptional at what? Waging wars against innocent people for fake reasons? Exceptional at what? Being addicted to pharmaceutical drugs that have people's minds wasted? Exceptional at what? Eating more junk food and becoming the most obese nation on Earth? — Gerald Celente
American Wars Sayings By Nelson DeMille: The American dream was not supposed to look like this, and when men went off The American dream was not supposed to look like this, and when men went off the war, too often other men came in the night to the bedroom at the back of the long, narrow trailers. In fact, I had lived there and had gone off to war, and someone took of my place in the bed and took of my young wife. But that was few wars ago, and so much has happened since , that the only lingering bitterness left is that the bastard also took my dog. — Nelson DeMille
American Wars Sayings By William S. Burroughs: Now Christianity sounded good at first to the naive convert. Love, peace and charity - Now Christianity sounded good at first to the naive convert. Love, peace and charity -
what's wrong with that? I'll tell you what's wrong - a series of unprecedented
horrors perpetrated by so-called Christians: The Inquisition, the Conquistadores,
the American Indian wars, slavery, Hiroshima and the present-day Bible Belt. — William S. Burroughs
American Wars Sayings By Mark David Ledbetter: Every major war in American history, except the Mexican and Spanish-American, has either led to Every major war in American history, except the Mexican and Spanish-American, has either led to central banking or resulted from it. Central banking and government have a symbiotic relationship that is often mediated by war. Central banking gives government a way to tap the productive power of the private sector and borrow from the future without the need to rely overmuch on unpopular tax increases. Government gives central banking the extreme profits that derive from immense borrowing to finance wars and other government projects. — Mark David Ledbetter
American Wars Sayings By Bob Woodward: Finally, the president added, 'The American people are idealists, but they also want their leaders Finally, the president added, 'The American people are idealists, but they also want their leaders to be realistic ... — Bob Woodward
American Wars Sayings By Charles B. Rangel: Since we replaced the compulsory military draft with an all-volunteer force in 1973, our nation Since we replaced the compulsory military draft with an all-volunteer force in 1973, our nation has been making decisions about wars without worry over who fights them. I sincerely believe that reinstating the draft would compel the American public to have a stake in the wars we fight as a nation. — Charles B. Rangel
American Wars Sayings By Rachel Kushner: Flamethrowers have been used by many armies in many wars, including by American Marines in Flamethrowers have been used by many armies in many wars, including by American Marines in Korea and Vietnam. They cause horrific deaths and are thus a serious public-relations liability. The U.S. military apparently phased them out in 1978. — Rachel Kushner
American Wars Sayings By Lauren Groff: This peaceful sleep of being born male and rich and white and American and at This peaceful sleep of being born male and rich and white and American and at this prosperous time, when the wars that were happening were far from home. This boy, told from the first moment he was born that he could do what he wanted. All he needed was to try. Mess up over and over, and everyone would wait until he got it right. — Lauren Groff
American Wars Sayings By Stephen Kinzer: It is truly vital for the United States to assure that it is not attacked It is truly vital for the United States to assure that it is not attacked with weapons of mass destruction; to prevent wars in other countries from spreading onto American soil; and to maintain access to global sea lanes on which our economy depends. Beyond that, there is little or nothing in the world that should draw the United States to war. — Stephen Kinzer
American Wars Sayings By Edward W. Said: Not one of our political spokespeople - the same is true of the Arabs since Not one of our political spokespeople - the same is true of the Arabs since Abdel Nasser's time - ever speaks with self-respect and dignity of what we are, what we want, what we have done, and where we want to go. In the 1956 Suez War, the French colonial war against Algeria, the Israeli wars of occupation and dispossession, and the campaign against Iraq, a war whose stated purpose was to topple a specific regime but whose real goal was the devastation of the most powerful Arab country. And just as the French, British, Israeli, and American campaign against Gamal Abdel Nasser was designed to bring down a force that openly stated as its ambition the unification of the Arabs into a very powerful independent political force. — Edward W. Said
American Wars Sayings By Wally Lamb: She saw it over and over again in her male patients, she said - it She saw it over and over again in her male patients, she said - it could probably qualify as an epidemic among American men: this stubborn reluctance to embrace our wholeness - this stoic denial that we had come from our mothers as well as our fathers. It was sad, really - tragic. So wasteful of human lives, as our wars and drive-by shootings kept proving to us; all one had to do was turn on CNN or CBS News. And yet, it was comic, too - the lengths most men went to to prove that they were tough guys. — Wally Lamb
American Wars Sayings By Andre Vltchek: Since the beginning, the US presidents (all of European stock, of course), had been promoting Since the beginning, the US presidents (all of European stock, of course), had been promoting slavery, extermination campaigns against the native population of North America, barbaric wars of aggression against Mexico, and other Latin American countries, the Philippines, etc. Has anything changed now? I highly doubt it. — Andre Vltchek
American Wars Sayings By Katty Kay: The idea that the United States of American might shut down its government over abortion The idea that the United States of American might shut down its government over abortion and funding to an organization that is 0.01% of the U.S. budget seems completely insane. Anyone looking at this debate around the world is thinking 'What is this country doing? They have three wars going on, they're trying to manage major problems and they're thinking of shutting down their government over abortion?' — Katty Kay
American Wars Sayings By Bruce Springsteen: If they could keep out of jail for this short stretch, most would go on If they could keep out of jail for this short stretch, most would go on to be the spine of American society - fixing the cars, working the factories, growing the food and fighting the wars. — Bruce Springsteen
American Wars Sayings By Victor Davis Hanson: But wars - or the threat of war - at least put an end to But wars - or the threat of war - at least put an end to American chattel slavery, Nazism, Fascism, Japanese militarism, and Soviet Communism. It is hard to think of any democracy - Afghan, American, Athenian, contemporary German, Iraqi, Italian, Japanese, ancient Theban - that was not an outcome of armed struggle and war. — Victor Davis Hanson
American Wars Sayings By Brian Reade: Americans are wonderfully courteous to strangers, yet indiscriminately shoot kids in schools. They believe they Americans are wonderfully courteous to strangers, yet indiscriminately shoot kids in schools. They believe they are masters of the world, yet know nothing about what goes on outside their shores. They are people who believe the world stretches from California to Boston and everything outside is the bit they have to bomb to keep the price of oil down. Only one in five Americans hold a passport and the only foreign stories that make their news are floods, famine, and wars, because it makes them feel good to be an American. Feeling good to be American is what they live for. — Brian Reade
American Wars Sayings By Ronald Reagan: Our policy is simple: We are not going to betray our friends, reward the enemies Our policy is simple: We are not going to betray our friends, reward the enemies of freedom, or permit fear and retreat to become American policies ... None of the four wars in my lifetime came about because we were too strong. It is weakness ... that invites adventurous adversaries to make mistaken judgments. — Ronald Reagan
American Wars Sayings By Shannon Drury: The Mommy Wars, as they stand today, serve as an effective check on the ambitions The Mommy Wars, as they stand today, serve as an effective check on the ambitions of the American mother. The phenomenon keeps women in a perpetual state of guilt, shame and inadequacy, and does so without involving anyone but wealthy white women. — Shannon Drury
American Wars Sayings By John Yoo: The United States has used force abroad more than 130 times, but has only declared The United States has used force abroad more than 130 times, but has only declared war five times - the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II. — John Yoo
American Wars Sayings By Evan Jones: It's really fascinating. I've never spent time in a place where they lost the wars, It's really fascinating. I've never spent time in a place where they lost the wars, so it was interesting and I didn't know much about the history of the country. I didn't know they were under communist rule until the nineties. It's this whole attitude of being defeated, and frowning on optimism and American way of thinking. If we were laughing, Hungarian kids would be like "You're so American." — Evan Jones
American Wars Sayings By Colin Ward: American strategists have calculated the proportion of civilians killed in this century's major wars. In American strategists have calculated the proportion of civilians killed in this century's major wars. In the First World War, 5 percent of those killed were civilians, in the Second World War 48 percent, while in a Third World War 90-95 percent would be civilians. — Colin Ward
American Wars Sayings By Don DeLillo: I thought about soccer in history, the inspiration for wars, truces, rampaging mobs. The game I thought about soccer in history, the inspiration for wars, truces, rampaging mobs. The game was a global passion, spherical ball, grass or turf, entire nations in spasms of elation or lament. But what kind of sport is it that disallows the use of players' hands, except for the goalkeeper? Hands are essential human tools, the things that grasp and hold, that make, take, carry, create. If soccer were an American invention, wouldn't some European intellectual maintain that our historically puritanical nature has compelled us to invent a game structured on anti-masturbatory principles? — Don DeLillo
American Wars Sayings By Richard Engel: The Crusades, waged intermittently from 1095 to 1291, but which continued in waves for centuries The Crusades, waged intermittently from 1095 to 1291, but which continued in waves for centuries after that, were military campaigns sanctioned principally by the Roman Catholic Church to reclaim the Holy Land. American students barely learn about the Crusades, but they are essential to understanding the wars of the last decade. — Richard Engel
American Wars Sayings By Rachel Maddow: The American public has been delicately insulated from the actuality of our ongoing wars. While The American public has been delicately insulated from the actuality of our ongoing wars. While a tiny fraction of men and women fighting our wars are deploying again and again, civilian life remains pretty much isolated in cost-free complacency. — Rachel Maddow
American Wars Sayings By Ron Paul: How did the American people ever reach this point where they believe that US aggression How did the American people ever reach this point where they believe that US aggression in the Middle East will make us safe when it does the opposite? How did the American people ever reach the point where they believe that fighting unconstitutional wars is required to protect our freedoms and our Constitution? Why do we allow the NSA, CIA, FBI, TSA, etc. to destroy our liberty at home, as part of the Global War on Terror, with a pretext that they are preserving our liberty? Why are the lying politicians reelected and allowed to bankrupt our country, destroy our money, and enter wars without the proper consent? Why do the American people suffer in silence and not scream "Enough is enough!"? We've had enough of the "humanitarian do-gooders" and the proponents of "American exceptionalism" who give us nothing but war, economic suffering, and less freedom. This can and must be stopped. — Ron Paul
American Wars Sayings By Douglas Murray: They are an American Delegation who are doing a tour of the region to apologize They are an American Delegation who are doing a tour of the region to apologize for the crusades', said Arafat. Then he, and his guest, burst out laughing. They both knew that America had little or no involvement in the wars of the eleventh to thirteenth centuries. But Arafat, at any rate, was happy to indulge the affliction of anyone who believed they had and use it to his own political advantage. — Douglas Murray
American Wars Sayings By Bernie Sanders: The legislation I introduced was, according to the veterans' organizations, the most comprehensive piece of The legislation I introduced was, according to the veterans' organizations, the most comprehensive piece of legislation offered for them in many decades. Sadly, despite the strong support of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and other organizations, my legislation only received fifty-six votes on the floor of the Senate - all of the Democrats, but only two Republicans. We needed sixty votes. It turned out that Republicans loved veterans very much, except when it came to funding their needs. If — Bernie Sanders
American Wars Sayings By Henry Kissinger: It supported participatory governance in both friendly and adversarial countries; it played a leading role It supported participatory governance in both friendly and adversarial countries; it played a leading role in articulating new humanitarian principles, and since 1945 it has, in five wars and on several other occasions, spent American blood to redeem them in distant corners of the world. No other country would have had the idealism and the resources to take on such a range of challenges or the capacity to succeed in so many of them. American idealism and exceptionalism were the driving forces behind the building of a new international order. — Henry Kissinger
American Wars Sayings By Alex Shoumatoff: According to the U.N., more than 2.7 billion people will face severe water shortages by According to the U.N., more than 2.7 billion people will face severe water shortages by 2025. Many social scientists predict that the next big wars will be over water. Nevertheless, the average American family blissfully consumes 300 gallons a day, when you add in watering the lawn and washing dishes, clothes, and cars. — Alex Shoumatoff
American Wars Sayings By Tulsi Gabbard: Through my time in the military and my deployments, I have recognized the importance of Through my time in the military and my deployments, I have recognized the importance of having a Commander in Chief who will not only go after those who threaten the safety and security of the American people, but who will also exercise good judgment and foresight in stopping these failed interventionist wars of regime change that have cost our country so much in human lives, untold suffering, and trillions of dollars. — Tulsi Gabbard
American Wars Sayings By Nicholas Schou: In a democratic society, there is always a struggle between the machinery of national security In a democratic society, there is always a struggle between the machinery of national security and press freedom, and the public's right to know is usually the loser. When our national security czars become, in effect, our media gatekeepers, we lose one of the essential cornerstones of a true democracy - an informed citizenry. Distracted by the manufactured flow of information produced by a news media that has fallen under the spell of its own official sources, and beguiled by militaristic and patriotic Hollywood myth-making, the American public is largely benighted when it comes to understanding the wars and covert violence carried out in our name. Spooked will explain exactly how this process occurs and what happens to journalists who dare to break the rules. The — Nicholas Schou
American Wars Sayings By Naomi Klein: Fury is an entirely appropriate response to a system that sends young people to kill Fury is an entirely appropriate response to a system that sends young people to kill other young people in a war that never should have been waged. Yet the American Right is forever trying to pathologise anger as something menacing and abnormal, dismissing war opponents as hateful and, in the latest slur, wild-eyed. This is much harder to do when victims of wars begin to speak for themselves: no one questions the wildness in the eyes of a mother or father who has just lost a son or daughter, or the fury of a soldier who knows that he is being asked to kill, and to die, needlessly. — Naomi Klein
American Wars Sayings By Jorge Luis Borges: The great American writer Herman Melville says somewhere in The White Whale that a man The great American writer Herman Melville says somewhere in The White Whale that a man ought to be 'a patriot to heaven,' and I believe it is a good thing, this ambition to be a cosmopolitan, this idea to be citizens not of a small parcel of the world that changes according to the currents of politics, according to the wars, to what occurs, but to feel that the whole world is our country. — Jorge Luis Borges
American Wars Sayings By Phil Zuckerman: I found myself pondering the specific Christian American obsession with abortion and gay rights. For I found myself pondering the specific Christian American obsession with abortion and gay rights. For million of Americans, these are the great societal "sins" of the day. It isn't bogus wars, systemic poverty, failing schools, child abuse, domestic violence, health care for profit, poorly paid social workers, under-funded hospitals, gun saturation, or global warming that riles or worries the conservative, Bible-believers of America." pg33 — Phil Zuckerman
American Wars Sayings By Amazon Dictionary Account: Lucas George (Walton) (b.1944), American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He wrote and directed the Lucas George (Walton) (b.1944), American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He wrote and directed the science-fiction film Star Wars (1977), — Amazon Dictionary Account
American Wars Sayings By Bruce Jackson: Both of our wars in Iraq were, on American television, largely bloodless. Both of our wars in Iraq were, on American television, largely bloodless. — Bruce Jackson
American Wars Sayings By Nikita Khrushchev: I happened to read recently a remark by the American nuclear physicist W. Davidson, who I happened to read recently a remark by the American nuclear physicist W. Davidson, who noted that the explosion of one hydrogen bomb releases a greater amount of energy than all the explosions set off by all countries in all wars known in the entire history of mankind. And he, apparently, is right. — Nikita Khrushchev
American Wars Sayings By Bill Whittle: The reason the first three Star Wars movies were so terrific, and the second three The reason the first three Star Wars movies were so terrific, and the second three sucked so bad, is actually very simple. The first three were about rebels, shooting guns and driving fast, and speaking with American accents. The second three were about politicians, discussing treaties and holding court, and speaking with British accents. — Bill Whittle
American Wars Sayings By Barbara W. Tuchman: The war, like all wars, was proving more expensive for the Bourbons than planned. Since The war, like all wars, was proving more expensive for the Bourbons than planned. Since the alliance, France had advanced to the Americans over 100 million livres, about $25 million, in loans, supplies and gifts, and before it was over the cost of the American war for France would amount, by some estimates, to 1.5 billion livres, a historic sum that was virtually to bankrupt the French national budget and require the summoning of the Estates General in 1789 that led to the arrest of the King and the sequence of eruptions that became the French Revolution. — Barbara W. Tuchman
American Wars Sayings By Evan Thomas: Wars should be over in three days or less ... and the American people must Wars should be over in three days or less ... and the American people must be all for it from the outset. — Evan Thomas
American Wars Sayings By Tom Morello: I am enormously proud to be an American. I would say that the things that I am enormously proud to be an American. I would say that the things that our corporate-controlled government has done at best are shameful and at worst genocidal-but there's an incredible and a permanent culture of resistance in this country that I'm very proud to be a part of. It's not the tradition of slave-owningfounding fathers, it's the tradition of the Frederick Douglasses, the Underground Railroads, the Chief Josephs, the Joe Hills, and the Huey P. Newtons. There's so much to be proud of when you're American that's hidden from you. The incredible courage and bravery of the union organizers in the late 1800's and early 1900's-that's amazing. People of get tricked into going overseas and fighting Uncle Sam's Wall Street wars, but these are people who knew what they were fighting for here at home. I think that that's so much more courageous and brave. — Tom Morello
American Wars Sayings By Hank Bracker: Four Months of War in CubaThe Spanish-American War lasted less than four months for the Four Months of War in Cuba
The Spanish-American War lasted less than four months for the United States; however for Cuba this was only a small part of their War of Independence from Spain, which went through many phases starting with the Ten Years' War and lasted almost 20 years. The United States government originally was neutral, but became involved when the Spanish Governor forced thousands of Cubans into concentration camps. Americans joined the Cubans in their fight against the Spaniards after the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. During those tumultuous years, 5,180 Cuban insurgents died in battle and over 40,000 died from various diseases such as Yellow Fever. Colon Cemetery in Havana is one of the great historical cemeteries of the world and was built just in time to receive the victims of the Cuban Wars of Independence. — Hank Bracker
American Wars Sayings By Murray Polner: The history of American wars is littered with propaganda, falsehoods, a compliant media, the manipulation The history of American wars is littered with propaganda, falsehoods, a compliant media, the manipulation of patriotic sentiment - everything we've seen recently, we've seen before. Time and again. — Murray Polner
American Wars Sayings By Jordan Ellenberg: One thing the American defense establishment has traditionally understood very well is that countries don't One thing the American defense establishment has traditionally understood very well is that countries don't win wars just by being braver than the other side, or freer, or slightly preferred by God. The winners are usually the guys who get 5% fewer of their planes shot down, or use 5% less fuel, or get 5% more nutrition into their infantry at 95% of the cost. — Jordan Ellenberg
American Wars Sayings By Margaret Thatcher: Major international interventions are doomed unless the US is directly or indirectly involved. But if Major international interventions are doomed unless the US is directly or indirectly involved. But if American politicians, officials and servicemen are to be put at risk of arrest and prosecution, the United States will be most reluctant to act in order to curb aggression or prevent genocide. So the effect of the court may well be to diminish, not increase, the numbers of (in the words of the UN Secretary General) 'innocents of distant wars and conflicts'. — Margaret Thatcher
American Wars Sayings By Don Watson: Hubris is an incurable American disease. As incurable as the military-industrial machine that keeps coming Hubris is an incurable American disease. As incurable as the military-industrial machine that keeps coming up with the armaments that make wars seem like slam dunks, but which last for decades; wars that are fought by a very small percentage of the population and, regular effusive acknowledgement of veterans notwithstanding, can be ignored for years. — Don Watson
American Wars Sayings By Lauren Groff: She had never in her life met such an innocent. In nearly everyone who had She had never in her life met such an innocent. In nearly everyone who had ever lived there was at least one small splinter of evil. There was none in him: she knew it when she saw him up on that windowsill the night before, the lightning shocking the world behind him. His eagerness, his deep kindness, these were the benefits of his privilege. This peaceful sleep of being born male and rich and white and American and at this prosperous time, when the wars that were happening were far from home. This boy, told from the first moment he was born that he could do what he wanted. All he needed was to try. Mess up over and over, and everyone would wait until he got it right. She — Lauren Groff
American Wars Sayings By J.D. Vance: We felt trapped in two seemingly unwinnable wars, in which a disproportionate share of the We felt trapped in two seemingly unwinnable wars, in which a disproportionate share of the fighters came from our neighborhood, and in an economy that failed to deliver the most basic promise of the American Dream - a steady wage. — J.D. Vance
American Wars Sayings By George Lucas: None of the films I've done was designed for a mass audience, except for 'Indiana None of the films I've done was designed for a mass audience, except for 'Indiana Jones.' Nobody in their right mind thought 'American Graffiti' or 'Star Wars' would work. — George Lucas
American Wars Sayings By K.T. Tomb: One of its most distinctive features was the ninety-six meters high and twelve thousand tons One of its most distinctive features was the ninety-six meters high and twelve thousand tons heavy sandstone dome that stood the test of time and wars until it came down during the bombing of Saxony by Anglo-American allied forces during the Second World War. Only the altar, a relief description of Jesus' agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, and the chancel behind it survived. The church then lay dormant for more than forty-five years before it was restored to its former glory as Communist rule enveloped Germany. One of the reasons for the delay was the tensions that ensued before the demolition of the Berlin Wall that divided East and West Germany. — K.T. Tomb
American Wars Sayings By Husain Haqqani: The United States initially poured money and arms into Pakistan in the hope of building The United States initially poured money and arms into Pakistan in the hope of building a major fighting force that could assist in defending Asia against communism. Pakistan repeatedly failed to live up to its promises to provide troops for any of the wars the United States fought against communist forces, instead using American weapons in its wars with India. — Husain Haqqani
American Wars Sayings By Anonymous: Like all other self-respecting peoples, we have no intention of paying our debts. Or, to Like all other self-respecting peoples, we have no intention of paying our debts. Or, to be more nearly accurate, the capitalists who expect to exploit us " for all time and eternity " have no intention of permitting us to pay our debts. They trump up new schemes to cause us to go more deeply into their debt. They intoxicate us with the strong fumes of "world power." They tell us how fine a thing it is to be reckoned among the great nations of the world. They cause us to maintain great military establishments and to build more and greater dreadnoughts. Thirty years ago we spent almost nothing on the navy and little more on the army. Now we are spending $300,000,000 a year on the army and navy. Almost a million dollars every week-day. Sixty-five cents of every dollar that is raised by the American government by taxation is spent for wars past or to come - for pensions, battleships or soldiers. — Anonymous
American Wars Sayings By Edward Snowden: The NSA was actually concerned back in the time of the crypto-wars with improving American The NSA was actually concerned back in the time of the crypto-wars with improving American security. Nowadays, we see that their priority is weakening our security, just so they have a better chance of keeping an eye on us. — Edward Snowden
American Wars Sayings By Homer Bone: It cost about 75 cents to kill a man in Ceasar's time. The price rose It cost about 75 cents to kill a man in Ceasar's time. The price rose to about $3,000 per man during the Napoleonic wars; to $5,000 in the American Civil War; and then to $21,000 per man in World War I. Estimates for the future wars indicate that it may cost the warring countries not less than $50,000 for each man killed. — Homer Bone
American Wars Sayings By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: I must say that the United States, of all the countries of the West, is I must say that the United States, of all the countries of the West, is the least guilty and has done the most in order to prevent it. The United States has helped Europe to win the First and the Second World Wars. It twice raised Europe from postwar destruction - twice - for ten, twenty, thirty years it has stood as a shield protecting Europe while European countries counted their nickels to avoid paying for their armies (better yet, to have none at all), to avoid paying for armaments, thinking about how to leave NATO, knowing that in any case America would protect them. These counties started it all, despite their thousand year old civilization and culture, even though they are closer to the danger and should have seen it more clearly. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
American Wars Sayings By Thomas L. Friedman: President Obama gave voice to exactly this sentiment in the speech he delivered as the President Obama gave voice to exactly this sentiment in the speech he delivered as the first American president to visit Hiroshima, on May 27, 2016: "Science allows us to communicate across the seas and fly above the clouds, to cure disease and understand the cosmos, but those same discoveries can be turned into ever more efficient killing machines," said Obama. "The wars of the modern age teach us this truth. Hiroshima teaches this truth. Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us. The scientific revolution that led to the splitting of an atom requires a moral revolution as well." Our — Thomas L. Friedman
American Wars Sayings By Howard Warren Buffett: We had the great depression, we had two world wars, we had the flu epidemic. We had the great depression, we had two world wars, we had the flu epidemic. We had oil shock. We had all these terrible things happen. But something about the American system unleashed more and of a potential to human beings over that hundred years so that we had a seven for one improvement in - there's never been any - I mean, you have centuries where if you've got a 1 percent improvement, then it's something. So we've got a great system. And we've got more productive capacity now than we ever have. — Howard Warren Buffett
American Wars Sayings By William J. Clinton: More important than the deficit, more important then healthcare-more important than anything-we have got to More important than the deficit, more important then healthcare-more important than anything-we have got to do something about our energy strategy. Because if we permit the climate to continue to warm at an unsustainable rate, and if we keep on doing what we're doing until we're out of oil and we haven't made the transition, then it's inconceivable to me that our children and grandchildren will be able to maintain the American way of life and that the world won't be much fuller of resource-based wars of all kinds. — William J. Clinton
American Wars Sayings By Oliver North: The American people need to tell their member of Congress that we need a strong The American people need to tell their member of Congress that we need a strong defense to protect us and to prevent wars. We can't get away with simply leading from behind and gutting our defenses. — Oliver North
American Wars Sayings By Claire Messud: This was the fall of 2004. The wider world was deeply fucked, and home also. This was the fall of 2004. The wider world was deeply fucked, and home also. Two American wars raging - bloodbaths each, bloodbath major and bloodbath minor, ugly, squirrelly hateful clandestine wars marked by betrayal, incompetence and corruption. Don't get me started. — Claire Messud
American Wars Sayings By Barack Obama: It will take time to eradicate a cancer like Isil. And any time we take It will take time to eradicate a cancer like Isil. And any time we take military action, there are risks involved - especially to the servicemen and women who carry out these missions. But I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil. — Barack Obama
American Wars Sayings By Neal Barnard: The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. — Neal Barnard
American Wars Sayings By W. Scott Poole: The monster in American history is not simply that which destroys. It is a being The monster in American history is not simply that which destroys. It is a being that must be destroyed. ...There can be no simple border wars in America's conflicts. Every battle is a mythic battle, a struggle against savagery, whether it be a Native American war, the search for a sea monster, or a war on terror. — W. Scott Poole