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The first casualty when war comes is truth. - Hiram Johnson

A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own. - H. G. Wells

Only the winners decide what were war crimes. - Garry Wills

Perhaps this war will pass like the others which divided us leaving us dead, killing us along with the killers but the shame of this time puts its burning fingers to our faces. Who will erase the ruthlessness hidden in innocent blood? - Pablo Neruda

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. - Dwight David Eisenhower

A severe war lurks under the show of peace. [La., Mars gravior sub pace latet] - Claudian [Claudius Claudianus]

Ha-ha, you fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia,' but only slightly less famous is this: 'Never go in against a Sicilian, when 'death' is on the line!' Hahahahahah! (The Princess Bride) - William Goldman

The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]

You can't make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can't make peace without Syria. - Henry Kissinger