• Well, I seriously doubt that war is "Delightful" in any way shape or form to those experiencing it firsthand, so yes.
  • No. Most People Are Scared Too Kill Someone, and Why Would It Be Delightful? Was The Guy INSANE?
  • No,i would never belive in that quote...its just i woundent be "delighted" to pick a gun and to kill some one....maybe in the end more people just die.
  • The quote is :War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it. In other words, those who have not experienced it take it lightly. Those who have been in it are not "delighted" at all. Erasmus was speaking of the folly of war.
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      Churchill said "To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war."
  • I definately agree. War is glorified in films, in games, in books and on TV, and those with no experience of it think it is amazing. Only those fighting realise the true horrors of war
  • no, he means that peaple who have not experience war, don'thave idea of the horrors young soldiers experience.
  • I do. I believe soldiers have the best grasp of the blood, guts, pain, thirst, hunger, hot, cold, and general suffering of war.
  • Very much true. Armchair strategists who have never seen war firsthand tend to be the most bloody-minded. +2
  • Well, I've known soldiers who really enjoyed their job.
  • What that means is that those who've never had to experience don't truly know what the cost actually is. It's not the politicians who start the wars who have to fight. It is constantly glorified in TV, movies and video games. But it's like none of that. It's many times of absolute boredom and a few times a being scared shitless. And yet, sometimes it's worth it. "War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." - General William Tecumseh Sherman
  • i dont see anything delightful about war, not sure why people would think that way

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