THE MYTH OF WAR (Part Two)
by Ted Schmidt
Wars are all about chaos and catastrophes, death and suffering, and lifelong grief, which is why you should go to war only when it’s absolutely unavoidable. Wars tear families apart as surely as they tear apart the flesh of those killed and wounded. Since we learned nothing from Vietnam, we are doomed to repeat its agony, this time in horrifying slow-motion in Iraq.
Bob Herbert, The New York Times, Sept. 17, 2004...