"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
- 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.
#38 still skipped and ignored by Cons.
Last edited by X Factor; 12-05-11 at 11:24 PM.
Some people think they are entitled to...
...a living after they f-up losing other peoples money.
Ayn Rand argued that certain types of charity were damaging to the individual receiving the charity. Was she talking about moral hazard?
nowadays, I wouldn't associate myself, in a political movement, with any people I don't align with.. even if we share similar stances on whatever issue it is...
hell, i don't even have a problem dissociating myself with undesirables that I do align with