SO MUCH FOR INCREASED MILITARY SPENDING

WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one
international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the
losses in lives.

Maj. Gen. Smedley Darlington Butler, USMC
— from War Is a Racket

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