Can we win the war on terrorism (and Islamic fanaticism and tyranny)?
: Of course, we can’t.
So I don’t get the minor dustup over Bush telling Matt Lauer, when asked, “I don’t think you can win it. But I think you can create conditions so that those who use terror as a tool are less acceptable in parts of the world.”
In all fairness to Bush, he’s right and it’s right to say so: We will never be able to rest from this war. We will be on guard always. We can work not only to make sure the rest of the world rejects these evil slime, we can also tear apart their nests and replace them with lands of freedom and democracy. But these slime are the cockroaches of humankind. They will hide and they will morph. We will prevail. We will survive. We will succeed. But we won’t “win” against every terrorist and we should not fool ourselves to think that that day at the surrender table will ever come.