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"...But that's war"

"But this is war," always as if that's an excuse.

But then why was it okay to go?

Where was this in the planning stages?

We didn't ponder the inexplicable depths of the human condition when we let American leadership send troops to war. We didn't even ask for a coherent reason — or decent evidence of a connection between Saddam and terrorism (the closest thing to a "reason" that anybody gave.)

Who plans that a war will be evil? It will be evil. Innocent people will die. Soldiers will torture people. This is not an exception to the rule, but something that happens every time people go to war. That's war.

  — May, 2004 Nijmegen, the Nethelands