A Quote, and My Contention of It
Quoted on today’s Antiwar.com:
War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men. – Georges Clemenceau
I disagree with Monsieur Clemenceau on this. It is isolated, self-deluded, usually megalomaniac civilian politicians (a group to which Clemenceau belonged), not soldiers, who have been responsible for starting most of history’s most devastating conflicts. I actually believe that if the decision to go to war were left up to the soldiers who have fought them in the past, war would disappear altogether as way of conflict resolution or aggression.
Just a thought.