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- 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.
Well don't tell the Pope:
Vatican conference to examine Catholic identity in health care :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)Vatican City, Nov 13, 2012 / 01:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers announced Nov. 13 that its upcoming international conference will discuss how health facilities can maintain a Catholic identity in secular societies.
The conference will be “devoted to the study of all aspects of hospitals as privileged spaces, to fulfill both individually and collectively the baptismal mandate” to minister to the sick in imitation of the Good Samaritan, the council’s president Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski said.
The council’s 27th international conference will take place Nov. 15 to 17 and will address the theme, “The hospital, a place of evangelization, human and spiritual mission.”
The gathering will bring together churchmen as well as health care professionals. Up for discussion will be several key issues: respect for life from conception to its natural end, compassionate care with full respect for the sick person’s identity, and palliative care, which focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients
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