WHEN WILL THE KILLING END?
Assassinations, illegal, unjustified invasions, nations attacking nations, power hungry politicians, religion-driven contradictions, greed-fed, insane mad ambitions, uncontrollable conditions, asinine generations of upheld traditions, manufacturers of munitions--all these and treason are but a few of the reasons men abandon daily labors to kill their neighbors.
In times of war crimes make heroes of those who, for years, will be haunted by what they've done. Whether they have lost or won, the cost will not be measured by billions burned, but by human fodder slaughtered and never returned.
Many among us, so filled with promise, hopes and dreams. now sleep for ever more in lonely graves on a distant shore. Some will make it home in a box or a body bag to leave his parents to brag about their dead hero son and all the good things he has done to make the future safer for---no one!
Wars are never won by those who fight or diplomats, Republicans or Democrats who might be wrong, might be right, or those of us who write and theorize and, no doubt, don't know what we're talking about. But then, who? I don't know, do you?
The answer is: wars are never won. They begin with lies and end with compromise by frightened men forced to admit they were wrong all along and swallow their foolish, ghoulish pride.