Winning the war on terrorism
: Austin Bay writes from Texas:
Winning a war is difficult. Ask the World War II generation.
Every experienced strategist understands warfare is, at its most basic level, a clash of human wills. The motive will of a man who spends years preparing to smash a jet into a skyscraper is large in big letters. His cohorts are betting that America is a sitcom nation with a short attention span. We’ll change channels, cut and run….
Self-critique is one thing, the acid of self-doubt spurred by lies is something else. It’s time for every American to be a leader, to bury these lies — from unilateralism, to quagmire, to “no one told us” — and get on with the hard business of winning the War on Terror.