Friday, January 20, 2012
The only worthwile point that I was able to find was under twenty where Barry talks about the aim of war being not peace but victory and the violence used to achieve victory is justified by the victory and leads to further violence. "The aim and result of war necessarily is not peace but victory, and any victory won by violence necessarily justifies the violence that won it and leads to further violence". I believe his point about violence leading to more violence is true, however there are some people you just cannot reason with. I still disagree with most of what he has to say here as many wars are fought to achieve peace. Apperently Mr. Barry forgets the second world war. What else were the allies fighting for other than peace? The recent wars in Iraq and Afghanastan were fought to overthrow two powerful and severly oppressive forces, Saddam Hussein and the Taliban, even though I am sure that Barry would argue that the point of these wars is to steal oil or bully some third world countries because America is horrible, did'nt you know?