Going To War Quotes by George Orwell, Jon Lee Anderson, Jesse Ventura, Jimmy Carter, Jay Leno, Samantha Power and many others.
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
For me going to war offers me the ability to write about apparently very alien, sometimes hated or despised people, who’ve been objectified in a way that restores their humanity. Hopefully for my readers, that denies them the ability to objectify them. I think that’s the point. If you can do that, that’s a good thing.
Going to war is an easy decision.
There’s no doubt that usually a president’s public image is enhanced by going to war. That never did appeal to me.
President Bush said this Iraq situation looks like ‘the rerun of a bad movie.’ Well sure, there’s a Bush in the White House, the economy’s going to hell, we’re going to war over oil. I’ve seen this movie, haven’t I?
I joke that I spent 38 years scouring the globe, going to war zones, trying to find the person with my exact birthday.
It’s odd how those who dismiss the peace movement as utopian, don’t hesitate to proffer the most absurdly dreamy reasons for going to war: to stamp out terrorism, install democracy, eliminate fascism, and most entertainingly, to “rid the world of evil-doers.
I can’t possibly put myself in his [Tony Blair’s] shoes and be inside his head but what I can say is that the security of the nation is the first duty of any government but at the same time for me going to war would always be the last resort. I would exhaust all other opportunities first.
Maybe this is what the future will look like: fresh, clean water will be so rare it will be guarded by armies. Water as the next oil – the next resource worth going to war over.
When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war.
If you’re going to war over religion, now you’re just getting into a fight over who has the better imaginary friend.
The threat today is not that of the 1930s. It’s not big powers going to war with each other. The ravages which fundamentalist political ideology inflicted on the 20th century are memories. The Cold war is over. Europe is at peace, if not always diplomatically.
Just imagine going to war over Danzig – such a world catastrophe, just to prevent Germany from getting a piece of territory that belonged to her; because Britain was afraid of Germany getting too strong.
Talking jaw is better than going to war.
Man is the only animal that deals in that atorcity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind.
Nothing will end war unless the peoples themselves refuse to go to war.
Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion.