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 Posted: Thu Jun 7th, 2007 06:54 am
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So did Sherman say "War is cruelty and you cannot reform it" or "War is cruelty and you cannot refine it."  Or did he say both? 

Believe I finally ran across the answer to that one in my late-night reading tonight:

 β€œYou cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out. I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices to-day than any of you to secure peace.”


β€œWar is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.”

These can be sourced at a number of places, including:

Last edited on Thu Jun 7th, 2007 07:07 am by JoanieReb

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