Saturday, September 25, 2004

A Good Quote To Remember

"...you may fly over a land forever; you may bomb it, atomize it, pulverize it and wipe it clean of life- but if you desire to defend it, protect it, and keep it for civilization, you must do this on the ground, the way the Roman Legions did, by putting your young men into the mud."

T.R. Fehrenbach
THIS KIND OF WAR

He was writing about Korea, but the same things are true today. Something to think about.

5 Comments:

Blogger 91ghost said...

Awesome quote.

2:10 PM  
Blogger redleg said...

I reread that book every year just to stay in touch with reality.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

I for one am not ready to throw in the towel and demand withdrawal. This is going to be a costly endeavor, but one in which I think our future depends on it and their for: priceless.

That is basically what this guy is saying. You don't win by throwing a few bombs around. You get in and change it with sweat and blood.

7:35 PM  
Blogger redleg said...

Kat

which is your blog? I want to read more by you.

And pick up a copy of This Kind of War...a great if gritty read.

Thanks

8:05 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Sorry I didn't respond earlier...my blog is

http://themiddleground.blogspot.com

6:49 AM  

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