George Washington knew his stuff.If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
You can't just stick your head in the sand and pretend you can see the future. Another great quote was from Ferdinand Foch:
"The War to End All Wars" indeed.This is not peace. This is an armistice for twenty years.
Open war will come again, its only a matter of time. Humanity hates peace...individuals love it, but humanity hates it.