War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures.
Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.
Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to distract from failed policies, policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war, anything to steer the discussion away from the real reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon.
The sinews of war, a limitless supply of money.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
War is, in fact, the true nurse of executive aggrandizement.