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Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.

-- Otto Von Bismarck

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Active duty10 %10 %10 % 10.13 % (16)
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Friend of all the above24 %24 %24 % 24.68 % (39)

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