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The Stupidity Of War

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The Stupidity Of War

Most wars are fought by the military
with the starter pistol fired by politicians,
then soldiers are sent out to kill each other
to fulfill some political ambitions.

War is now considered big business
putting young men’s lives at stake,
while counties sell each other lethal weapons
to see how much profit they can make.

Without the uniform this would be murder
but in war you never count the cost,
only when you visit the cemetery
do you really know how many men were lost.

War never has any winners
just brave men trying to survive,
with their wives and loved ones at home
hoping they will come back alive.

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  1. Date: 7/18/2011 5:19:00 PM

    If we never fought to defend righteousness, then evil would prevail. A just war is initiated when a people defend their lives, property against malicious agressors. World War I, World War II, and the war on terror are just conflicts. You need to apply the 'self defense' concept that justifies taking a life in the civilian sphere to the mass killing of malicious aggressors in the military sphere.