- 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.
sure it has the right just make sure you are in college ,rich and not black lol!!!!!! but it cannot be a war for a private corp. like iraq and cheney
Last edited by plutonium; 12-02-13 at 12:42 PM.
The OP question is an extension of the current munging of the word "right". It's not a matter of rights, has nothing to do with rights. It's a matter of authorization, ability and will. The answer here in the US is yes to all three.
If you really believe you want to draft people in the military than you better be willing to deal with people that have no plans to listen to your commands and show up completely unwilling to listen to anything any of the military officers have to say.
Last edited by Henrin; 12-02-13 at 01:09 PM.
I had to sign up for the draft as a corporal in the Marine Corps. If I had gotten drafted, would I have had to go home?
God Bless the Marine Corps.