Sunday, June 24, 2007

An Observation

War is the violent application of diplomacy to make the other guy stop.

Are we clear now?


Mike's America said...

works for me.

Anna said...

Decided to restate the old chestnut of war being diplomacy by other means.

Repbulican forms of government tend not to launch wars of conquest. They may get scared into doing stupid things like the Spanish-Americna War or the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, but never with malice aforethought. Malice aforethought is the sole domain of tyrannical regiemes of any stripe as they seek to keep their burtal power.