I don't know if these quotes help anyone here. I keep getting forwarded truly moronic war emails full of hatred and blind trumpet calls to murder, and I know that many of you, having described what you face at work and at home, are going through the same… But these might be useful in your responses I hope:

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?"
      - Mahatma Gandhi

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction."
      - Albert Einstein

"After each war there is a little less democracy to save."
      - Brooks Atkinson

"The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure."
      - Lyndon B Johnson

"Today the real test of power is not the capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it."
      - Anne O'Hare McCormick

"When the rich make war it's the poor that die."
      - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Violence is the first refuge of the incompetent."
      - Issac Asimov

"I have marched in many a battle host, but I have also planted seeds and reaped the harvest with my own hands. And I have learned there is greater honor in a field well plowed than a field steeped in blood."
      - Lloyd Alexander (Adaon, "The Black Cauldron")

"Wars not make one great."
      - Yoda

"You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it."
      - Malcolm X

"Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime."
      - Ernest Hemingway

"Only the dead have seen the end of war."
      - Plato

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
      - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it."
      - George Bernard Shaw

"To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
      - Sun Tzu

"We are really appalled by any country, whether a superpower or a small country, that goes outside the United Nations and attacks independent countries."
      - Nelson Mandela

"The notion of justified pre-emption runs counter to modern international law, which sanctions the use of force in self-defense only against actual — not potential — threats."
      - Henry Kissinger

"The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than a small one."
      - Adolf Hitler

A lot of people have told me that they believe Americans are mostly against Bush and this war. Others have told me the opposite. Which means that for the truth to come out, you must make your voice heard.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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