Thursday, July 14, 2005

Playing obnoxious Devil's Advocate.

Quote to think of... I'm a proponent of the War on Terrortm, and I believe that there were WMDs in Iraq at one time or another - this isa just a reminder that I'm tired of the nation building that Bush promised that we wouldn't do that we're now doing... and I'm tired of our troops getting killed because of a bunch of nutjobs. I have a friend over there, and I would love it if he came home. Anyways, quote:

"Of course the people don't want war... That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

-- Hermann Goering, Adolf Hitler's Deputy Chief and
Luftwaffe Commander, at the Nuremberg trials, 1946 from "Nuremberg Diary" by G M Gilbert
(Signet, New York, 1947).

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