"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
It looks like the rioting is not over yet.
At least one person has been killed and 18 injured in a third day of protests in Afghanistan over the burning of a Koran in the US last month.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
- 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.