"All wars are stupid and foolish, expensive and ridiculous follies. When will people learn to settle their differences by arbitration? They would be better off solving their problems with the roll of the dice than by fighting and destroying each other. There never was a good war or a bad peace."
--Benjamin Franklin (paraphrased and updated slightly for clarification) To be fair, BF knew that, sometimes, wars had to be fought; he regretted the necessity.