May 12, 2007


On War
Carl von Clausewitz

It’s Over, Over There – When will the troops come home? Apparently, not until Bush, Cheney and the other war criminals have their fill. The most oft-quoted quip from von Clausewitz’s textbook is, “War is merely the continuation of policy by other means.” But Americans would be wise to pay greater attention to an earlier observation from this staff officer and military historian who served during the Napoleonic campaigns. “In war, the result is never final,” Clausewitz observes. That's something the "mission accomplished" crowd will never understand.

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