„Many of them are so dumb they could throw themselves at the ground and miss.“

—  James Traficant, Denunciation of the press (18 July 2002), quoted in House panel votes to expel Traficant, Inside Politics, CNN.com, July 18, 2002, 2007-01-08 http://archives.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/07/18/traficant.ethics/index.html,
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US-amerikanischer Politiker 1941 - 2014
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to save their comrades.
I can admire that.
But rats and cholera have won many wars.
Those, and potatoes,
or the absence of them.“

—  Margaret Atwood, book Morning in the Burned House
Morning in the Burned House (1995), The Loneliness of the Military Historian, Context: Despite the propaganda, there are no monsters, or none that can be finally buried. Finish one off, and circumstances and the radio create another. Believe me: whole armies have prayed fervently to God all night and meant it, and been slaughtered anyway. Brutality wins frequently, and large outcomes have turned on the invention of a mechanical device, viz. radar. True, valour sometimes counts for something, as at Thermopylae. Sometimes being right — though ultimate virtue, by agreed tradition, is decided by the winner. Sometimes men throw themselves on grenades and burst like paper bags of guts to save their comrades. I can admire that. But rats and cholera have won many wars. Those, and potatoes, or the absence of them.

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At the ground,
Missing.
But I never go in now.“

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