|"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast"
|"The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself."
-- Proverbs 11:25
Rules for 21st Century War
Prevent a free press from learning the truth & it won't need to be censored for trying to report the truth.
Never reveal who is getting rich from a war.
The true costs of a war are so mind-boggling high that hardly anyone finds them believable. Don't worry about it.
When stirring up the populace for a war, in no case predict & include the costs of the aftermath of a war, which are paid for by citizens for 100 years after the war in the form of medical care & survivor's benefits. As of March 2013, two children of Civil War veterans are still receiving very modest amounts.
Ship bodies of fallen soldiers home quietly & quickly disperse them across the country. Hide the most grievously injured.
Call veterans "heroes" & keep them so patriotically stirred up by slights both real & imagined that they'll cheer cuts to social service programs without noticing the V.A. is getting screwed too. The vets of WWI & WWII didn't fall for this scam. Know your history.