America is on the run
Al Qaeda is on the run
I happen to think this country is screwed unless it gets off the Dem/Rep train.
Obviously you are not familiar with thecreator of the poll.
"Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"
Dick Rowe, A & R man
- 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.
ONE Embassy was evacuated, so the tail tucking crap is uncalled for. After Benghazi I'd think most Americans would rather we temporarily close 19 Embassies than have even one hair on an Ambassador's head be moved out of place.
It runs in cycles, al-Queera has been planning this for years and is attempting a TET style strike- what will be telling is how many attacks than can do on US facilities and at what cost as already those much criticized Drone strikes are attacking targets in Yemen which is the new hot bed.
The prison breaks are troubling but not any real indicator of al-Queera strength as much as Sunni/Shiite hatred. You did read where all the Shiite prisoners were killed in one of the breaks. Now 'all over the arab world' again- (you SURE love typing that) I read Libya, Iraq, and Pakistan and by far a bigger indicator of poor/corrupt government than strong al-Queera....
You might want to look up the word decimated- it doesn't mean defunct.
To me it makes the President look no more statesman like than someone on "American Idol". I guess that's what America has turned into, but it doesn't mean I have to like it.