"We burned to death 100,000 Japanese civilians in Tokyo - men, women and children. LeMay* recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral if his side had lost. But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win?"
Robert McNamara - eighth US Secretary of Defence
Something for we British to ponder as we consider our defence options in the run up to our forthcoming election.
*Curtis LeMay was a general in the United States Air Force and the vice presidential running mate of American Independent Party candidate George Wallace in the 1968 presidential election. During World War II, he was known for planning and executing a massive bombing campaign against cities in Japan.