Thursday, September 8, 2011

mentioning the unmentionable ... defeat

I thought this opinion piece made quite a lot of sense.

I particularly liked the reminder from an earlier Vietnam war:

This argument about Al Qaeda is reminiscent of Harry Summers telling an NVA [North Vietnamese Army] colonel: "You know you never defeated us on the battlefield." To which Col. Tu famously replied, "That may be so. But it is also irrelevant."

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