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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-26-06 05:12 AM
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The inability to admit failure. Is it a male pride thing?
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Edited on Tue Dec-26-06 05:13 AM by Philosoraptor
We all have to admit failure at some point in our life's endeavors, like admitting a marriage is failed, or a war, or a football game, it sucks, it hurts, but often it's better to admit defeat when it's staring you right in the face rather than stick around unable to admit it at your own further peril.

Is it a point of American foolish pride that we continue to fail in Iraq? I can't call it a defeat, that doesn't define it, this isn't something to be won or lost like a football game, we need to use words like 'failure', and 'disaster', instead of 'winning', or 'victory', that's childish.

If you are getting your ass kicked royally, there's no point in allowing your face to be bashed in if you can simply walk away. There's no shame in it, it's called retreat by the armies of the world. Strategic retreat, or cut your losses and run.

Even this simplistic concept of failure or success doesn't describe what's really going on, it's not meant to succeed or fail, just continue. It simply must continue for one reason only, there is so very much money being made off all this misery, and dick cheney needs more and more money to satisfy his demonic thirsts.

More than a defeat, this is an American failure, and a human failure, led by a presidential failure like none other in our history. The republican war is a failure on every level except one: It's a money making monstrous success. Hundreds of thousands of people die so that a few thousand can make hundreds of billions in profits. On that level, you can call it a tremendous success, but don't you ever dare to call it defeat.

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