The Flat Earth Society
Looks like not everyone is caught up on that front.
- 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.
You are just another Bible thumper telling other people how to live their lives in accordance with a book that you don't follow yourself.
And as further proof of your righteousness you get to call me a pillow biter.
Now do you see why I don't hate you? I can only have pity for people like you.