Originally Posted by Z71bill
I know full well they will not stop fighting until every gun is melted.
But what does this have to do with anything?
Just because your opponent is not going to give up does not mean you should not try and gain something from them if the cost you pay is less than what you get.
Think of it like a war.
We captured 100 enemy soldiers - they captured 105 of ours.
Should we trade the 100 we have to get back 105 of our guys?
According to your line of logic NO - unless they agree to unconditional surrender - no trade can be made.
You and your bad analogies again...
A proper one would be like when at war and you are under siege. With your line of thinking when the enemy comes under the white flag with the terms of the truce, They say we want all your land, all your women, and all your property. You counter with, just take half of our land. The other side gets something they want but don't deserve and never had to begin without offering up anything and YOU give up something that should be yours. This is the compromise you keep offering.