In this case, World War II (and Civil Rights Movement, among other things) veteran Howard Zinn, at Common Dreams, with a piece simply titled War:
No, our casualties will not be numerous, but every single one will be a waste of an important human life. We will insist that this government be held responsible for every death, every dismemberment, every case of sickness, every case of psychic trauma caused by the shock of war.
And though the media will be blocked from access to the dead and wounded of Iraq, though the human tragedy unfolding in Iraq will be told in numbers, in abstractions, and not in the stories of real human beings, real children, real mothers and fathers - the movement will find a way to tell that story. And when it does, the American people, who can be cold to death on "the other side", but who also wake up when "the other side" is suddenly seen as a man, a woman, a child - just like us - will respond.
He's a bit more optimistic than I am, but I'll chalk that up to his years of experience with these things, and my own cynicism. More of his essays can be found at The Official Howard Zinn Web Site, if you wanted to know more about the man and his views. Since, for some odd reason, "A People's History of the United States" still isn't required reading. . .