Daily Archives: October 8, 2008

Victory

“I understand war.” — John McCain III, on many occasions.

With all due respect, he doesn’t. Oh, I have no doubt that he understands, far better than I, the reality of fighting a war. (Then again, he’s never commanded troops, or had to kill someone he could see.) But he doesn’t understand why wars are fought, or really what “victory” means. Continue reading