Grant us victory, O Lord our God, Father and Protector of our land and flag. Amen.
Break their spirits, blast their hopes, and blight their lives. All this we ask in the spirit of Love, of Him Who is the source of Love. Amen
Afterward, we agreed the man must have been a lunatic. What he said made no sense at all.
What Twain is ridiculing is how people are so easy to wish their victory, without thinking of the death that the other side has to face. If it were you that lost you wouldn't feel so happy or great about losing somebody.