History written by victors is shallow. It has a limited time frame. The key message is: thanks to our merits we achieved victory.
They don't have to figure out why they won. The obvious answer is that they are doing the right thing.
History written by the vanquished is different. There can be no simple celebration of merits. They have to figure out what went wrong. Therefore, they search for middle or long-term factors and draw more lessons from history than their opponents.
Defeat, then, becomes the wellspring of intellectual progress.
Comment: That's an incredibly shallow comment. If she's a good person, it shouldn't matter whether she has "sex appeal".
Comment: We want to have sex with good looking persons, not with Mother Theresa, it is a fact of life.
Comment: If I were Holly Petraeus, I would consider this affair a wake up a call and take action. I would:
1. Get on the elliptical machine daily.
2. Hire a trainer and get on an exercise and healthy food regimen
3.Go to George of the Four Seasons in DC (or another top hairstylist) and get a plan for my hair cut and color and implement it how he suggests. Get a French manicure while you're there.
4. Find a great makeup artist and implement a plan for day and evening makeup
5. Hire an image consultant to do a complete wardrobe redesign. You can make some immediate impacting changes and then more as you see the results from the work out plan . Even conservative clothes manufacturers like Talbots have great looking, eye catching outfits.
I would implement all five steps immediately - you can afford to do it.