- 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.
"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton
I have decided to announce my candidacy for President of The United States. I have my campaign workers getting the thousands of signatures to get me in the Republican primary as we speak.
I have decided to run on a platform of different. Different does not start in Washington, it comes to Washington.
I promise no new taxes, I will only increase the old one's.
Military spending will be cut by 15% by having troops purchase their own underwear and toilet paper.
Continuing with my policy of fiscal responsibility I will also be cutting taxes for wage earners below the 10% tax bracket.
I intend to be different in that I will only promise what I can promise, make no mistake, America needs different.
I have narrowed down my list of running mates:
The Red Power Ranger
So see you on election day and remember!
Blackdog supposedly Black and loving it!
No Lives Matter
In the name of diversity he should go with Cthulhu. We need a non-human as the VP.
Last edited by digsbe; 05-19-11 at 12:07 PM.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates