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Patton Speaks On The War On Terror

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Boom_70, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Worth a watch or two:

  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    My God, I love it so.
  3. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

  4. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Now if somebody could just tell me what winning is in this war.
  5. That thing is a bigger insult to George C. Scott than it is to Patton.
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I had an interesting conversation with a "progressive" friend of mine on this subject.

    He: "What do you consider victory?"

    Me: "Victory. That's what I consider victory."

    What an odd question. And obvious answer.
  7. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Well, Sadam was captured, tried and executed. George Bush landed on an aircraft carrier with the words "Mission Accomplished" behind him.
    Seems to me like we won the war and we're losing the peace.
  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Well, it's an obvious tautology. But other than that, meaningless.

    I made it through two minutes of that silliness.

    JDV's videos are more interesting.
  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    That's a pretty open-ended response that begs a bit more explanation. Victory, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. And since mission creep has changed the official definition of what victory would be, even our leaders don't seem to have an answer. Nation building was decried by the Bush Administration in the beginning, but now it doesn't seem possible for us to achieve anything remotely resembling a victory without building a nation.
  10. Philosopher

    Philosopher Member

    I think it's scary that some people think the "war on terror" resembles anything like World War II. It's more like the ongoing "war on drugs" than a conventional war.
  11. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    John Edwards got raked over the coals for his "bumper sticker" remark, but he was right.
    "Terror" is a concept or a tactic or something like that (I'm not sure what the correct word is). It's something people use to accomplish a political objective.
    Maybe it's sematics, but "War on terrorists" would be a more correct term.
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