HOW DO YOU ASK SOMEONE? How do you ask someone to be the last to die for a lie? And what will you tell the mother-or-father-less children when they ask you why? It's really not so much a volunteer army as an employment service, except that this particular kind of job doesn't help so much as hurt us. I'm begging you now: tell the dead of the promises you're not keeping as they lie in that cold narrow bed, while their loved ones are weeping. Tell the civilian casualties of this atrocity the "greater good" they cannot see. I never could understand it - please explain it again to me. How do you dare to ask someone to be the last to die for your lie? least Gandhi once said that he was willing to die for his beliefs but not to kill for them. I pray for that kind of strength.