I have learnt from bitter experience that when the armchair theorists and the Whitehall generals start talking of a surgical war, it is time to run for cover.
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity?a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
I love it, I love it, and who shall dareTo chide me for loving that old arm-chair?eliza cook
Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. To make victory certain, we would have to march into Washington and dictate the terms of peace in the White House. I wonder if our politicians, among whom armchair arguments about war are being glibly bandied about in the name of state politics, have confidence as to the final outcome and are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices.isoroku yamamoto
I love it, I love it, and who shall dare To chide me for loving that old arm-chair?eliza cook