Murder in America - WSJ.com
That's better statistics than you'll get for the idea that we should monitor Muslims more
"I think there’s been a lack of full cooperation from too many people in the Muslim community. And it’s a real threat here in this country."
“[Y]ou could say that 80-85 percent of mosques in this country are controlled by Islamic fundamentalists.”
“I know of any number of mosques in New York…where there are radicals in there.”
Muslims are “an enemy living amongst us.”
“They won’t turn in their own. They won’t tell what’s going on in the mosques. They won’t come forward and cooperate with the police.”
- 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.