The 'law of attrition' favors Trump in the shutdown battle

A couple of years ago, I recorded a series of podcasts with my friend Barry Jacobsen, military historian, about famous battles.  Early on, Barry spoke about the law of attrition, or the idea that the winning army wears down its opponent. Let me predict that this is exactly what will happen in this "shutdown" battle. On one side, there is President Trump and a pretty united GOP.  As of today, there are no major defections.  It's amazing how well the GOP has held together despite all of the scare tactics about planes falling from the sky and people starving to death because of the shutdown. On the other side, there is Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer.  They are peddling an unsustainable position about the wall, as Dennis Prager posted: Is there a Democrat or leftist who regards walls or other physical barriers surrounding homes or communities as immoral?  One doubts it.  For one...(Read Full Post)
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