These threads always strike me as hilarious.
I wonder when Alfons will figure out that the group he so often condemns, the Islamists, are just him with a Middle Eastern skin tone and language.
1. An Islamic revivalist movement, often characterized by moral conservatism, literalism, and the attempt to implement Islamic values in all spheres of life.
2. The religious faith, principles, or cause of Islam.
But Pakistan is a tricky widget. Almost everything that that Bush Admin used a reason to justify invading Iraq is actually true, but mush more so, about Pakistan.
Code:WMD check WMD proliferation to America's enemies double check strong historical ties to aQ et al check dictatorship check anti-american rhetoric check
I may be wrong.
- 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.