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Wining and losing. #224100
12/21/06 01:47 PM
12/21/06 01:47 PM
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If you are the favorite and not wining then you are.....?


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Re: Wining and losing. [Re: Sir Isaac Newton] #224102
12/21/06 01:54 PM
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Okay, I'll bite -- the "overdog?"


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Re: Wining and losing. [Re: Otteralum] #224104
12/21/06 01:59 PM
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Losing, maybe? So why is it that the US is neither wining or losing the war in Iraq. Can someone explain it to me like a 6 year old. Are we in a tie or something? Is the War of Terror a tie?


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Re: Wining and losing. [Re: Sir Isaac Newton] #224108
12/21/06 02:08 PM
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SIN, I have a six-year-old and I would never want to burden his innocence with such rubbish.

Here's a version perhaps more suitable for a 12-year old.

Neither side reasonably has the expectation of completely defeating the other. Rather, each wants their political capital increased to the extent that they have considerable leverage in whatever reality exists in Iraq long-term. Thus, "winning" and "losing" will always be relative, in the same vein as "glass half empty" versus "glass half full."

The best scenario is that the U.S. completely leaves Iraq (victory for insurgents) and, at the same time, a coalition of powers presides over a relatively peaceful Iraqi populace (victory for the U.S.). In any case, victory is in the eye of the beholder.



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Re: Wining and losing. [Re: Otteralum] #224110
12/21/06 02:11 PM
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When was the last time the US fought in a foreign civil war?


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Re: Wining and losing. [Re: Sir Isaac Newton] #224111
12/21/06 02:14 PM
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Viet Nam...
Before that, Korea...

Re: Wining and losing. [Re: San Pedro Daily] #224119
12/21/06 03:19 PM
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Ummm, did you actually mean "winning" or "whining'?


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Re: Wining and losing. [Re: San Pedro Daily] #224123
12/21/06 03:52 PM
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What's the difference to an expat in San Pedro?

Didn't you go there--at least partly--to escape all that sort of thing?


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Re: Wining and losing. [Re: CatMo] #224130
12/21/06 04:25 PM
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I am making the assumption that all of this wisdom is being shared on websites in the middle east also. We all have to be on the same page if we are going to work this out.


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Re: Wining and losing. [Re: Bobber] #224131
12/21/06 04:27 PM
12/21/06 04:27 PM
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Damn right Bobber! You know Arabic? crazy


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