Thursday, April 10, 2008

Endless War... On the Installment Plan

The folks at MoveOn.org created what I think is a brilliant video that demonstrates how President George W. Bush and U.S. Senator John McCain are essentially leading us into that famous 100 years of war, 6 months at a time.



I'm reminded of what Sun-tzu wrote in The Art of War:
In war, victory should be swift. If victory is slow then men tire, morale sags. Sieges exhaust strength; protracted campaigns strain the public treasury. (Pages 9-10. Translated by John Minford.)
I read Sun-tzu's writing as a cadet in the Air Force ROTC. It's too bad that more people in Washington, DC haven't read the basic reading list that was handed out to first-year cadets.

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