Bottom line for me is, the entire claim that the boy went for the gun sees VERY illogical. I don't need evidence to make that claim, just like I don't need evidence to say it's very difficult to believe Satan forced the cop to shoot. I'm mean, I wasn't there, right? I wasn't in his head, so I don't know for sure.
At some point we have to just use our own logic. We don't need a video to think for us, particularly in situations like this where we have a government agency that has on more than one occasion made up or stretched information to exonerate their own.
- 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.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?