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    Bombers attack Iraqi Provincial Council

    At Least 55 Killed In Iraq Provincial Council Attack

    (RTTNews) - As many as 55 people have been killed and 95 injured after suspected insurgents stormed a government building in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit and took several people hostage, reports said on Tuesday.

    Local officials told media that a suicide bomber set off an explosion outside the Salahuddin provincial council building and gunmen clad in army fatigues stormed it afterwards. According to reports, security forces cordoned off the building for several hours before forcing their way inside.
    Looks like this ain't over.
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    Nobody 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.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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