The first casualty when war comes is truth…

It is not only the living who are killed in war.

Isaac Asimov (1920 โ€“ 1992)

War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.

Gilbert Parker (1862 โ€“ 1932)

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

Winston Churchill (1874 โ€“ 1965)

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

David Friedman (b. 1958)

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

Antoine de Saint-Exupรฉry (1900 โ€“ 1944)

The first casualty when war comes is truth.

Hiram Johnson (1866 โ€“ 1945)

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

Ernest Hemingway (1899 โ€“ 1961)

War is fear cloaked in courage.

-William Westmoreland (1914 โ€“ 2005)

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

George Orwell (1903 โ€“ 1950)

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 โ€“ 1822)

48 thoughts on “The first casualty when war comes is truth…”

  1. We are so shocked as to be speechless, David. B’H we don’t have any friends or relatives there, but it is still a war, and it’s a civil war as it is essentially one country.

  2. I’m so happy to learn your wife made it back safely! I can’t imagine what you and your family were going through during this time. Thanks for letting us know. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. We are doing pretty well, thanks. Robert has his last appointment with the optometrist next week. Robert is driving again which is so great! Hope you and your family are doing well. โค โค โค

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