No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
- George S. Patton
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War is just a racket... I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.
- Smedley Butler
The United States established itself as a trustworthy new nation in its first two decades after the Revolutionary War by paying its debts, even when many in the country believed it had no obligation to do so. Alexander Hamilton, the founder of this newspaper, insisted on it.
- John Podhoretz
That is what war is and dancing it is forward and back, when one is out walking one wants not to go back the way they came but in dancing and in war it is forward and back.
- Gertrude Stein
War is never fatal but always lost. Always lost.
- Gertrude Stein
I mean, I was born the day war broke out, but I don't remember all the bombs though they did actually break up Liverpool, you know. I remember when I was a little older, there was big gaps in all the streets where houses used to be. We used to play over them.
- Ringo Starr
Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.
- Karl Rove
When I was in the war, I was lucky that I was in a plane and never saw the carnage close-up.
- George McGovern
There's an assault on human sexuality as Judge Scalia said they've taken sides in the culture war and on top of that if we have a democracy the democratic processes should be that we can elect representatives who will share our point of view and vote those things into law.
- Pat Robertson