This story about the Egyptian military humiliating women democracy protesters is in no way a partisan issue and those who would attempt to make it into one demonstrate their indifference to human suffering and disregard for equality and liberty, American foundational values. These provocative opinions are symptomatic of a deep seated desire to invent political advantage in every fanciful way imaginable, no matter how bogus. It is contemptible.
“Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001
I never thought I'd ever agree with Chappy, but he's right. The abuse of women in Egypt is not a partisian issue. Shame on those who are trying to make it one.
- 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.