FAST FIVE: Buchanan: What Does Winning Mean In A Forever War?

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Moreover, with us, the national interest inevitably asserts itself.

They are willing to fight on and trade casualties endlessly.

We are trying to change them.

Woodrow Wilson famously declared of our neighbors to the south, “I am going to teach the Latin American republics to elect good men!” Wilson forgot the kernel of truth in the ethnic slur of his era, that you cannot grow bananas and democracy on the same piece of land.

And they will fight until they have achieved that goal and their idea of victory: dominance.

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