I was a high class muscleman for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street...War is a racket, it alway has been.
- General Smedley Butler, the only two-time Medal of Honor winner in US history
(thanks to my cousin Larry, who may be the only liberal left in Middle Tennessee)