Monday, June 6, 2016

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum - Our Documents

From the article: 
For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/odddayp.html

I had not seen this before.  It's really quite good.  Reminds me of a comment attributed to Colin Powell when Secy of State, although he may have borrowed it from someone else.  His remarks to a Frenchman who was suggesting the US and its Military were abusing its power.  He responded that the only land we ever asked for was to bury our dead.