Originally Posted by DuffMan
Re-assessing the situation (i.e. "winning" to "neither winning nor losing") isn't "flip-flopping" - it's being realistic.
Hillary Clinton saying that "if she knew then what she knows now" she would have voted against the war IS flip-flopping - not as good as the John Kerry classic "I voted against it after I voted for it", but still flip-flopping.
So whats the difference between that and the realization that you screwed up in your initial deployment and now need more troops? Seems to me that both are learning from your mistakes, right?
I personally dont think either of them are flip floppers, I think it is more dangerous to stubbornly hold to an idea and not look at all the data available to you.