Tomas Young quotes

  • The Iraq War is the largest strategic blunder in U.S. history … On every level - moral, strategic, military and economic - Iraq was a failure. And it was you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, who started this war. It is you who should pay the consequences.
    -- Tomas Young

    #Military #War #Iraq

  • Make sure your son and daughter understands they don't get to decide when or where they go to war. It is rich, predominantly white men in the House and Senate that have the power to send children of other parents - but not their own children - off to die [and] be injured in a senseless war.
    -- Tomas Young

    #Daughter #Pain #Children

  • And I would like current or future politicians to make sure every avenue of diplomacy, and what you have, are exhausted before sending young men and women off to death and serious injury.
    -- Tomas Young

    #Pain #War #Men

  • I'm just very wary that once you start military operations in any country, it's very difficult to predict what the outcome is.

  • Beware of rashness, but with energy and sleepless vigilance go forward and give us victories.

  • From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.

  • When faced with structural injustice, especially in the form of oppressive military occupations, I have a tendency get a little worked up. So I was interested in learning more about the complicated conflict and decided I would lend some of my time and energy to do so.

  • In the military, you learn the essence of people. You see so many examples of self-sacrifice and moral courage. In the rest of life you don't get that many opportunities to be sure of your friends.

  • Yeah, September 11 happened and all my friends were like, 'Let's join the military!' and I was the only one who actually did.

  • No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.

  • No war is inevitable until it breaks out.

  • At the end of the day we want to bring stability and hope to Iraq. That's the only way to defeat terrorism.

  • Democracy in Iraq will be an example that the Arab population will look to with great interest. And some Arab governments are concerned about democracy in Iraq, not because Iraq will be an aggressive state against them, but rather by the example that will be set by a successful federal democratic state in Iraq.

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