Stand-up defeat

Dick Cheney: Keep in mind that — I think, Gen. Casey made this point this morning in his briefing — we’ve never been defeated in a stand-up fight in Iraq in over three years.

Wikipedia: Cheney was of military age and a supporter of the Vietnam War but he did not serve in the war, applying for and receiving five draft deferments.

Internet search: “winning battles” “losing the war” Vietnam

Commentary: Those in power who cannot remember the past condemn others to repeat it. (with apologies to Santayana)

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