Ancient Wisdom of the Day – 7/13/2010

“Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.”
— Sun-Tzu, The Art of War

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Comments

  1. Brummagem Joe says:

    A.most appropriate description of certain schools of thought on the Vietnam and Iraq wars. Standby for the same debate when we finally get tired of running around the mountains of Afghanistan.

  2. G.A.Phillips says:

    ***A.most appropriate description of certain schools of thought on the Vietnam and Iraq wars. Standby for the same debate when we finally get tired of running around the mountains of Afghanistan.***

    lol what? The war on terror will never be over, oh and and Iraq undermined but won, Vietnam undermined and lost.

    Thanks to all you hippy communist ‘s school of thought.