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August 19, 2005

It's time again...

...to trot this out. I posted it on the Flight Ops wall in Boz on 17 September, 2001.

In times when the MSM pontificates that the only thing we're accomplishing with the GWOT is the bloody downsizing of our Armed Forces, and disheartened relatives of the slain moan that every extra day we're in battle dishonors the memories of their loved ones, remember this:

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 Stuart Mill (1868)

And unless we remain willing to fight this war and win it, there will, in time, *be* no personal safety...

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