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Why should normality exist in abnormal situations?

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Submitted by Marc Mayerson (United States), Aug 15, 2006 at 19:56

This article's logic assumes that we are dealing with a real war. Such is not the case. The aspect of a real war that has been missing since Korea is: victory. The victory-less war is now the norm. There is no declaration of war, there is no surrender. There are no national wars. There are but gang-wars: turf squabbles between mercenary forces, where both sides can mutually turn tail, claim victory, and suffer no consequence despite thousands of deaths, billions of dollars in damages, and broken promises of victory and solutions. No one loses. Everyone gets a medal. I could swear there is Soma in the water!

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