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WAR: “Winning” still dreadful

Letter by Norm Eklund, Bonney Lake on April 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm | 23 Comments »
April 9, 2012 12:39 pm

Re: “Sarajevo remembers, mourns Bosnian war” (TNT, 4-7).

This former Yugoslav city marked the 20th anniversary of another senseless and brutal war by leaving flowers and gifts on 11,541 red chairs lined up in the center of the city. That many souls were needlessly killed in this conflict that lasted longer than the epic siege of Leningrad in World War II.

To quote the Duke of Wellington, “The next dreadful thing to a battle lost is a battle won.” Another way of looking at it might be that you can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

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