Comment: I agree it is sad

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I agree it is sad

But, it is not different than many other wars in history. The Germans believed they were on a religious quest as well to show the domination of Christianity - look how that turned out.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain