For those that decry our experience and loss in the GWOT, to put things in perspective, when the battle of Stalingrad was over in February of 1943, the Russians had lost more lives than the combined deaths of US & UK soldiers in WWII.
What we are fighting today is the contemporary equivalent of both Soviet style socialism and Nazi fascism that is insidious as the enemy is not state sponsored as much as cellular and capable of hiding in the open. The following article shows how victory has been redefined by political nuance instead of just plain "we won, you lost." Much of the blame can be laid squarely on the shoulders of the American left and modern democratic party. Read this and you get a unique insight into why.
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October 16, 2007