I have given you no reason whatsoever to think I am defensive; on the contrary, it is you who has become defensive with your offensiveness.
"You just want me to say something you can use to demean me" <-- that's called being defensive, whether you like it or not.
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- 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