The Long War

I’m no dove – my twenty years in the navy will attest to that – but lately I’m feeling like a character in George Orwell’s 1984.

“No matter how hard he digs at his memory, Winston is uncertain whether a time existed when Oceania was not at war with someone.”

But still, I guess a Super Power’s gotta do what a Super Power’s gotta do…


About Kurt Brindley

He is tall but he hopes to accomplish more in life than just that...
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5 Responses to The Long War

  1. Will S. says:

    They don’t have to; they just choose to.

    Going to war is a choice, whether a moral one or an immoral one; whether a smart one or a foolish one…

    Even when one’s country is attacked, a nation’s government can choose how it will respond…

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  2. True. Couldn’t be any other way. Life is existential and angst-ridden. I assume your comment was cued off the last sentence in the post, which implies that the US has no choice in going to war. I was hoping the sarcasm would show through but I guess it didn’t.



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