- 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.
every parents worst nightmare. just horrible. poor little kid.
Why do we fall?
So we can learn to pick ourselves up.
This is just heartbreaking. I cannot imagine what the poor boy's parents are going through right now but hope that time can help ease their sense of loss and pain.
im not sure i could keep from acting out if i were to ever meet up with someone like this..
that poor terrified child..
the cruelty of the human race never ceases to suprise me.
Blood-thirsty internet tough-guy ready to torture and kill helpless captives this thread; however, next thread they will be defending the basic human rights of known mass-murdering terrorists with deadly information.
A quick death would be too easy. Make him miserable for the rest of his life to the point where he actually begs to be killed himself. No punishment is too great for this sick bastard.
Freedom is not free.
I will agree that I think most people who try to act tough on the keyboard are paper tigers. Just as I think those who think they are able to speak how others will respond in other threads are nothing but pseudo intellectuals.