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"A good soldier has his heart and soul in it. When he receives an order, he gets a hard-on, and when he drives his lance into the enemy's guts, he comes."  (Bertolt Brecht, The Caucasian Chalk Circle)

"A man 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)

"Beware the leader who bangs the drum of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor. For patriotism is indeed a double- edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and patriotism, will offer up all of their rights to the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Julius Caesar."  (Julius Caesar)

"Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge... / Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice / Cry 'havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war..."  (William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, III:1)

"CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power."  (Arthur C. Clarke)

"Democracy, whiskey and sexy!"  (Anonymous, on what America would bring to his country, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003)

"Don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes."  (Colonel Samuel Prescott, Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775)

"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity."  (Anonymous, Marine Corps saying)

"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, science for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable an ignorable war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."  (Albert Einstein)

"He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy's life."  (Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)

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