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  •  I like your Lee quote (2+ / 0-)
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    zenbassoon, Heart of the Rockies

    The notion of keeping our own military out of harm's way is, of course, compelling.  But I don't believe war should ever be "easy."  I've not served, and neither has anyone in my family (except for my Dad, briefly, in the 1950s), so I recognize that I'm speaking from a limited and privileged perspective, but I fear that fighting a war without a certain level of risk to our own side only guarantees that the war will never end.

    "We *can* go back to the Dark Ages! The crust of learning and good manners and tolerance is so thin!" -- Sinclair Lewis

    by Nespolo on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 04:31:47 AM PST

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    •  Lee quote after Battle of Fredericksburg (2+ / 0-)
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      zenbassoon, Simplify

      when Union troops attemping an assault up Marye's Heights got slaughtered

      worth noting that when Picket's charge was beaten back at Gettysburg, the successful Union defenders began chanting over and over "Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!"

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 04:55:52 AM PST

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