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    Re: Kony 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    No, it has not been "hundreds of years," rather it has only been in recent times that things of this nature have occurred.
    I would say this has more or less been the norm since the post-colonial era.
    Nobody 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.
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    Re: Kony 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
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