- 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 was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Does this actually change anything?
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
According to reports, Bin Ladin resisted and was shot in the head. DNA was matched to his sister.
I'm trying to understand how Harry can say this was not 'justice'-- as if only justice happens in a court room... that's moronic. (it's an anti-Obama flip-flop, if you ask me...)
hazlnut, what on earth does any of this have to do with "Fox & Friends" or even Fox News in the slightest? How about sticking to the topic. You were doing an amazing job up until this post.
Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.