The British WWII bomb discovered in Koblenz is causing an even bigger evacuation effort this week than when it and many others were dropped over the city in 1944, destroying nearly everything.

That’s over 45,000 people being evacuated, over 700 hospitalized and 200 prisoners. Don’t ever talk to me about the politics of war, unless you fought in one, which I have not, or lived in a country that has actually been affected by war. War is never an abstract thing, a nebulous idea floating in space that protects our ideals. War is real and there are no winners.