Is it time again for one of those fatuous wastes-of-time which I post now and again? How about translating (rewording into Greek idiom first will guarantee a better result) a little quip from a much maligned politician who was also a classicist of the highest ability...
History is littered with the wars which everybody knew would never happen.
Extra Brownie points for anyone identifying it (without Google!!).
Good luck & fun,