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War- what is it good for?

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Thanks to Tom Feeley at Information Clearinghouse for todays’ quotes:

“War, we have come to believe, is a spectator sport. The military and the press … have turned war into a vast video arcade game. Its very essence- death – is hidden from public view.”

Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for New York Times

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“War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.”

Karl Kraus (1874&1936)

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“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph”

Haile Selassie

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“Television is altering the meaning of “being informed” by creating a species of information that might properly be called disinformation… Disinformation does not mean false information. It means misleading information – misplaced, irrelevant, fragmented or superficial information – information that creates the illusion of knowing something, but which in fact leads one away from knowing.”

Neil Postman

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” The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity – much less dissent.”

Gore Vidal
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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq “1,339,771”
www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq/iraqdeaths.html

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Cost of War in Iraq
$703,556,714,016

Cost of War in Afghanistan
$232,497,634,270

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Written by laudyms

November 26, 2009 at 10:45 am

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