- 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.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
Moderator's Warning: Name calling and personal crap must end, now. I will go the total war route if it doesn't.
Also, since Islam is an imperialist ideology which seeks to achieve world domination over all else, the last thing anybody should ever be doing, is conforming to it. Anywhere.
Islam is as imperialist as Christianity for sure. The garb worn by Muslims throughout the world is rarely dictated by Islam, but is rather, a local cultural norm, and if you notice....isn't universal.