Wednesday Soundtrack: War, what is it good for?
One of our CFO’s favorite books in the office is The Art of War.
In it we are told “Sun Tzu appreciated the effect of war on the economy and was undoubtedly the first to observe that inflated prices are an accompaniment to military operations. No country has ever benefited from a protracted war.”
On February 27th, President Obama, who frequently refers to history, declared: “Next month will mark the sixth anniversary of the war in Iraq. America can no longer afford to see Iraq in isolation from other priorities – the United States will pursue a new strategy to end the war through a transition to full Iraqi responsibility.”
He continued, astutely pointing out that “service does not end with person wearing the uniform”, but extends to family members and communities.
As you know, music often reflects current social concerns and with the pending return home of many soldiers, we’re reminded of tracks like
“Tie A Yellow Ribbon” by Tony Orlando.
For our money, we elected to make our five selections the following:
“Keep A Light In the Window” - Solomon Burke
In a coming edition we’ll explore “war of words” dis songs and as a company we’ll advise against clashing colors