- 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 will be something holding against him if he ever goes to office... I don't even know if this is what he believes -_- Ive never heard it before until the Wikipedia link, so its not something hes advocating a whole lot... I bet he will retract it if he goes to presidential election/or say it was taken out of context.
Christianity and Islam... if you think about... have really contradictory things to american values... there certainly are laws stated in both that we do not follow. I guess this guy feels swearing to the Shiria law is different then following christian ones?
my opinion, he's not taking about muslim's who are open minded, but just the Shria law followers.
Touchy much? How do you know I was even talking about you? Frankly I didn't even recall offhand what you self-labeled as.... but there's nothing wrong with pointing out that most of the "no's" are from people who aren't likely to vote GOP anyway, as it makes the results more understandable.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Being blunt and honest does not get you elected. The ability to speak without actually answering a question gets you elected. The ability to talk to a diverse group, and have all of them come away thinking you're on their side gets you elected.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
There is even a Sharia court system in Israel for marriage and divorce, because the population is mostly Jewish and Muslim. Why would Muslims want to follow Jewish jurisprudence and marry/divorce according to Jewish law and custom, and by Rabbis?
In Jewish law, the man initiates the divorce with a get document. However, the woman initiates a divorce by suing in rabbinical court.
Jewish views on marriage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaHalakha (Jewish law) allows for divorce. The document of divorce is termed a get. The final divorce ceremony involves the husband giving the get document into the hand of the wife or her agent, but the wife may sue in rabbinical court to initiate the divorce. In such a case, a husband may be compelled to give the get, if he has violated any of his numerous obligations; this was traditionally accomplished by beating and or monetary coercion. The rationale was that since he was required to divorce his wife due to his (or her) violations of the contract, his good inclination really desires to divorce her, and we are only helping him to do what he wants to do anyway. In this case, the wife may or may not be entitled to a ketuba payment.
In Islam a man or a woman can initiate a divorce. A man terminates marriage under the process of talaq, and woman does it though khul. The steps and process vary in talaq and khul depending on jurisprudence and sect.
Khul' - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
Usually Jewish people or Muslims don't expect anybody else to follow their religious laws. At least not in my personal experience.
Last edited by SheWolf; 05-05-11 at 09:58 PM.
check out the focus group after the debates.
South Carolina Debate: News & Updates From The First GOP Presidential Forum
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.