mandag 28. juni 2010

Krig er..


Igjen har norske soldater mistet livet i Afghanistan. Igjen blir vi minnet på at alle kriger er tåpelige, dyre og forferdelig triste. Enhver dårlig fred er å foretrekke fremfor enhver god krig.

Derimot tviler jeg på at det noengang har vært en god krig.

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

~John Stewart Mill

2 kommentarer:

Anonym sa...

Freedom does not come without a price.

Ken

Anonym sa...

Amen!