Robert Fisk is one of my heroes of journalism, in an age when journalist heroes are desperately needed, and in precious short supply. He has been covering the troubles in Northern Ireland and the Middle East for the last quarter century. Fisk has an uncanny understanding of human affairs and is an amazing story teller.
I found his Sunday Independent piece on Information Clearing House. The article is well worth reading, but I feel one of the last lines is especially worth repeating,
A "foolish... and expensive undertaking which ends in disaster" might as well define the human practice of war.