Learning exercises, eh? To paraphrase a famous anti-war poem by a real warrior (Wilfrid Owen): ‘If you had to go door-to-door/& Inform the families of the deaths of fathers, sons, moms, & daughters/You would not tell/With such high zest/To children ardent for some desperate glory/The old lie: War’s a learning exercise.’ ”
— CHIAPSYANT CREATES A MODERN VERSION OF OWEN’S POEM “DULCE ET DECOREM EST” IN AN ONLINE DISCUSSION OF DOUG MACGREGOR’S COVER ARTICLE “REFUSING BATTLE,” APRIL AFJ. (www.armedforcesjournal.com/2009/04/3901424.)
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