March 16, 2008
JEFF JACOBY: "Nowadays, the thought of losing a war isn't as hateful to some Americans as the thought of losing an election. . . . Were Patton alive today, his opinion of such defeatism would assuredly be unflattering - and unprintable. But his conviction that Americans have no patience for losers would be reinforced by the public's mounting confidence that the war in Iraq will be won."