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September 09, 2009

All we are saying

Is give war a chance.

The Gods of the Copybook Headings takes issue with Michael Coren's "myths" about the Second World War, stopping along the way to cite a salient lesson lost on our enemy and lost to ourselves (via Binky).

We are not only fighting armies, but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war, as well as their organized armies. I know that this recent movement of mine through Georgia has had a wonderful effect in this respect. Thousands who had been deceived by their lying papers into the belief that we were being whipped all the time, realized the truth, and have no appetite for a repetition of the same experience.

—Letter, Sherman to Henry W. Halleck, December 24, 1864.

Today's enemy has a demonic appetite for torture and slaughter, his war materiel is provided for by every trip we make to the gas station and he fights in the knowledge of an unholy promise of sex slaves for booty in this world and as eternal reward in the next. He is no more likely to call it a day than an SS officer would be were he also threatened with internment at a Caribbean beach resort.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 9, 2009 07:42 AM

Comments

"[S]ex slaves with booty"... whoa!

Oh wait, I got it wrong. Dang.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 9, 2009 06:29 PM