War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. ~ General Smedley Butler. I hate war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatreds it arouses... ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick. After every ''victory'' you have more enemies. ~ Jeanette Winterson. Our children are not born to hate, they are raised to hate. ~ Thomas della Peruta. Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. ~ George Washington. Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official... ~ Theodore Roosevelt. Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it. ~ Noam Chomsky. War doesn't make boys men, it makes men dead. ~ Ken Gillespie. We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it. ~ Edward R. Murrow. It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. ~ Voltaire.