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Smedley Butler

War is just a racket... I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.

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There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.

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War like any other racket, pays high dividends to the very few. The cost of operations is always transferred to the people who do not profit.

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My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military.

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War is a racket. 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.

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