'War on terror' is a misnomer. It would be like calling America's involvement in World War II a 'war on kamikazism.' Terrorism, like kamikazism, is a tactic.
Dinesh D Souza
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over... is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
A number of analysts have observed that although bin Laden was finally killed, he won some major successes in his war against the U.S.
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own.
H. G. Wells
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
A war is a horrible thing, but it's also a unifier of countries.
A war is justified if you're willing to send your son. If you're not willing to send your son, then how do you send someone else's?
A war with Pakistan would be an utter disaster.
Abraham Lincoln went through 12 generals before he got Ulysses S. Grant. He had never done a Civil War before.
Alas, nothing reveals man the way war does. Nothing so accentuates in him the beauty and ugliness, the intelligence and foolishness, the brutishness and humanity, the courage and cowardice, the enigma.
All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.
All of my high school male teachers were WWII and/or Korean War veterans. They taught my brothers and me the value of service to our country and reinforced what our dad had shown us about the meaning of service.
All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true.
All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
America's grossly unfair tax system won't lead to class war. Or, if it does, the war will be brief.
P. J. O'Rourke
And of course there is so much of World War II that is documented that we never have seen.
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