Tuesday, December 06, 2005

We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain

Brief conflicts rarely produce lasting results, but long wars often do
writes William J. Stuntz.
Like the war in Iraq, the Civil War was supposed to be a brief battle over limited objectives, but escalated into a much larger--and more noble--fight. Lincoln didn't respond by bringing the troops home.

And neither should we.

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