It is the love of country...

"It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism."

-- J. Horace McFarland

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Fighting for peace...

"Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity."

-- Richard Nixon

Proverbs 31:10

"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies."

-- The Bible, Proverbs 31:10

It is the love of country...

"It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism."

-- J. Horace McFarland

The poor in their place

"The extension of modest privilege to a significant number - is the surest guarantor that they will support whatever needs to be done to preserve their position in the middle class and whatever is necessary to keep the poor in their place."

-- Jeremy Seabrook, Class, Caste & Hierarchies, p. 114

The complaints of the privileged

"The complaints of the privileged are too often confused with the voice of the masses."

-- John Kenneth Galbraith

Nothing happens by accident

"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, it was planned that way."

-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

There has never...

There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.

-- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Fire in the lake...

"Fire in the lake: the image of revolution."

-- I Ching, Book I, c. 12th cent. B.C.

Eisenhower on Vietnam, Indochinese

"I have never talked or corresponded with a person knowledgeable in Indochinese affairs who did not agree that had elections been held at the time of the fighting, possibly 80 per cent of the population would have voted for the Communist Ho Chi Minh as their leader . . . "

-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We live in a dirty and dangerous world.

"We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know, and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows."

-- Katharine Graham, in a speech to CIA recruits in 1988
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