Saturday, March 19, 2011

A "Glorious Adventure"

Beautiful ideals were painted for our boys who were sent out to die.  This was the "war to end wars."  This was the "war to make the world safe for democracy."  No one told them that dollars and cents were the real reason.  No one mentioned to them, as they marched away, that their going and their dying would mean huge war profits.  No one told these American soldiers that they might be shot down by bullets made by their own brothers here.  No one told them that the ships on which they were going to cross might be torpedoed by submarines built with United States patents.  They were just told it was to be a "glorious adventure."
Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler , 1935
Source:  War is a Racket - Link

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