“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
when did this get to be about Asians and Latinos?
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Thunder, why do you consider taking pictures of dead afghans to be , in your words " disgusting"?
why is it so different for a soldier to take a picture over a photojournalist taking a picture?
I do think you have the right to criticize what you may see as "disgusting behavior"... but i would think it best to gain some sort of understanding of the issue before doing so.... and to be quite honest, you can't have that type of understanding while you are sitting comfortably in the States sippin' mocha lattes.
I think instead of airing your opinion (without understanding), it would be best to offer a reasonable opinion that isn't going too far in the judgmental department.
i find it odd that there has been no mention, by those who are after these soldiers heads, of the fact that these dead afghans were suicide bombers... they were actively engaged in actions meant to kill our soldiers and innocent civilians.... these are the people you are effectively standing up for.( but most assuredly not supporting).
personally, i'm not disgusted by the reality of war.. been there, done that, got the scars...... i'm desensitized to such things.
while i understand it's not " normal" or even preferable.. but i don't care if these boys piss all over these dead suicide bombers, cover them with pig fat, and light them on fire and take home movies of it.... now, i wouldn't suggest that such behavior should be condoned or accepted, i'm just sayin' it doesn't bug me.
just try to understand that your sense of decency is vastly different from a dude who is over there dealing with the blood, guts and body parts... judging him on your standards is not right.
if you wanted to be clever you would have brought up asian latin americans who live in central american countries like brazil and immigrated there during spains heyday of influence on asia.
“You can lead a horse to water, but it is probably crowded with all those people you taught to fish.”