Monday, May 28, 2007

On Memorial Day

Senator John McCain has an op/ed in this weekend's Opinion Journal, an annotated list of his top five books about soldiers in battle. In the last entry, on All Quiet on the Western Front, McCain writes that the book is "an indelible depiction of World War I, but it is also a timeless reminder that whether a conflict is necessary or not, whether it is ably commanded or mishandled, whether its outcome is just or unjust, war is a deadly enterprise. We should all shed a tear when war claims its wages."