Lost in the Mind

29 Mar 2004 /

There can never be defeat if a man refuses to accept defeat. Wars are lost in the mind before they are lost on the ground. No nation was ever defeated until the people were willing to accept defeat.

— George Patton

My dad, like Patton, served in World War II. My brother currently serves in the Air Force.

Public opinion is an important front in a war . . . and yet the news being reported out of Iraq is almost all bad.

As a result, an Australian blogger named Chrenkoff has achieved overnight Internet stardom by publishing an extensively linked roundup of good news from Iraq.

Because this is so unusual, he has by been linked to a host of blogging big shots, including Andrew Sullivan, Glenn Reynolds, and others . . .

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