Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Morally Unpopular

Michael Totten has been visiting the jail in Fallujah. While he was there a Marine remarked:

Sergeant Dehaan was comfortable with his mission in Iraq and the flaws of the Iraqi Police he was tasked with training and molding.

“I prefer these small and morally ambiguous wars to the big morally black-and-white wars,” he said to me later. “It would be nice if we had more support back home like we did during World War II. But look at how many people were killed in World War II. If a bunch of unpopular small wars prevent another popular big war, I'll take ’em.”
Yep. Better the Rhineland 1936 than all of Europe 1939 - '45.

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