- 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.
No one has proposed isolationism.
He's clearly lying or completely ignorant of the term.
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.
There are also examples of interventions in the past that flowered into the problems of today.
We're not evil, it's just the law of unintended consequences.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
The road to Hell and the road to Jahannam is the same damn road.
I became a conservative by being around liberals. I became a libertarian by being around conservatives. ~ Greg Gutfeld.
There is a difference between isolation and nonintervention. Cold War relic Buchanan wants to lock all the doors and pretend the rest of the world doesnt exist. Dr. Paul wants to be to trade with other nations but not get militarily involved in other nations' problems.
Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.