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Regarding the Aug. 16 article “Aso expresses war remorse; ‘never again’“: Such naivete is fascinating to watch. Japan will never wage war? What if Japan is attacked? Are all the pacifists just going to sit back? Is that the solution? Lasting world peace? A foolish idea. Oh, it sounds great, but how?

Say this happened. Would the pacifists still go on about their Japan-will-never-wage-war-again nonsense? Pacifism has never stopped fascism. Not once. History proves that clearly. The Romans were ultimately right: “Si vis pacem para bellum (If you wish for peace, prepare for war).”

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