- 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.
That is todays problem, far too many quick read and then do not think.
I am not happy about not voting ....an excuse, my health ...its lacking..
Also, even the first improvement has not been made ....that is, as a selection....."none of the above" !
I took this photo with my cell phone when I voted today:
I voted Obama today, I couldnt vote Mitt for 4 simply reasons. What his plans are for Healthcare, Equal Rights (Gay and Abortion) and who he might appoint SCJ.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.