Friday, January 26, 2007

Quote of the Day

"There is no way to win a war that is not in your interests."

-Lt. Gen. William E. Odom, a former director of the National Security Agency

I found it in this post by Slacktivist about a hypothetical American war against Canada. There would be no way we could win. An excerpt:
Eventually, the nature of reality would begin to sink in with even the most obstinate and obtuse. They would realize that, since victory was not an option, more battles and more bombs would only constitute losing harder.

And then -- this is the scary part -- then they would order more battles and more bombs. They would do so without expecting, or even hoping for, victory. They would do so in order to buy time to sow, nurture and cultivate an explanation for why anybody and everybody other than them was really to blame for the defeat they chose and pursued with such zeal.

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