- 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.
absolutely i'm proud of and love my Country. i'm not blind enough to think that they don't ever make mistakes, but that doesn't erase everything my Country has done that does makes me feel proud and grateful to be one of it's citizens.
why do we fall sir? so that we can learn to pick ourselves up.
you still haven't given up on me?
Why do we fall?
So we can learn to pick ourselves up.
The white house is important, but my house is more important.
The road to Hell and the road to Jahannam is the same damn road.
I became a conservative by being around liberals. I became a libertarian by being around conservatives. ~ Greg Gutfeld.
Too many abortion clinics and titty bars. plus, americans are so fearful they put an illegal in office. Americans are cowards. Brainwashed into NOTHING.