The War Party

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…Despite all claims that Bush is departing radically from American tradition, there is nothing new about this. Presidents have deceived the American people time and again about justifications for war…

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Is love of war a cultural phenomenon?

…The Lord said, I will bring my people again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea; That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same…
-Psalm 68:22-23 ( Psalm of David)

…The Lord is my strength and my song, and he is become my salvation. This is my God. and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name…
-Exodus 15:2-3 (The Song of Moses)
 
…to have their taste of blood like puppies…
-Plato (On why children should be taken to war)

…The strong men, the masters, regain the pure conscience of a beast of prey; monsters filled with joy, they can return from a fearful succession of murder, arson, rape and torture with the same joy in their hearts, the same contentment in their souls, as if they had indulged in some students’ rag. When a man is capable of commanding, when he is by nature a “master,” when he is violent in act and gesture, of what importance are treaties to him?…
-Frederich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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