Because America left Al Qaeda in embers rather than as completely dead as a campfire after a monsoon. Why?
Because we didn’t fight to win. Afghanistan is next.
There is ONE way to fight a war, and ONE way ONLY: Total war. Everything else just wastes lives, money and time. And nations. When OBL was @ Tora Bora, a mature, experienced, historically aware and knowledgeable CINC would have nuked him. Nukes used in war ALWAYS SAVE LIVES. Always have; always will. Doing so would have set a bright line: America, the leader of the modern world, will NOT accept the continued existence of those demanding to kill modernity, period.
ANY leader not fighting against islam to retain modernity itself is unworthy of the name, the position, the pay or the respect of a leader. RETAINING MODERNITY REQUIRES DESTROYING ISLAM; at least as it is practiced today.
Modern and pre-modern CANNOT co-exist. I know the Left doesn’t get this, and pretends that pre-moderns (American indians, Amazonian rainforest tribes, shariah muslims, etc.) can (or could-have) co-exist(ed). THEY CANNOT.
Think about it:
If a pre-modern American Indian woman is in her teepee in childbirth in the Western Plains of America, just outside the modern burbs of Denver, and DYING because of normal human complications her witch doctor cannot stop in the pre-modern world… does the Leftist SAVE her, thereby DEPRIVING HER OF HER pre-modernism? Or does he LET HER DIE, depriving her (and himself) of her humanity (and his), just to continue pretending she is a museum object and not a human being worthy of all the care our MODERN culture can provide her?
If pre-modern schoolgirls are locked in a burning school because they are not to be let outside without their burkhas and so BURN TO DEATH, or if a 14-yr-old GIRL is raped by an old man and then WHIPPED TO DEATH because of pre-marital sex with her rapist… does the modern man simply ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN in COMPLETE AND TOTAL REJECTION of any morals or humanity?
THIS is what co-existence between moderns and pre-moderns MEANS.
It is like the fantasy of “multiculturalism,” which, as far as I can tell, means the destruction of liberty, freedom & the Rule of Law; but DEMANDING others treat their women and gays as ONLY WE IN THE WEST DO, which is total Western paternalism from those who PRETEND to be most-AGAINST paternalism by Western powers.
Unless America grows-up and decides, no, it is NOT acceptable for pre-modern Dark Ages barbarians to continue killing literate, educated, Information Age, post-Reformation, post-Enlightenment MODERN humans because those humans reject a return to the 7th Century… AND DESTROYS THEM… freedom and liberty will be over globally just as Obama is destroying them in America.
“Of the roughly 25 wars” going on today, 21 – 80% are wars between islam and non-islamic people just wanting to live life their own way.
80% of the planet’s armed conflicts by 20% of the population.
Are we helping by destroying the pre-modern destroyers with one or two or a dozen properly placed nukes? No.
I am COMPETELY SERIOUS.
If we don’t kill these people they WILL destroy us. The toys of war fantasized by the Pentagon DO NOT WIN WARS. WILLPOWER, and willpower ALONE wins wars. We can pretend all we want that they will see our ability to wipe them out with our cool Future Weapons, or “Shock and Awe” (which seems to shock only those ignorant of modern weapons), and stop fighting.
“Shock and Awe” SHOULD have proved – once and for all – that the Democrat nonsense that a “demonstration” nuke on a deserted island near Japan would have caused their surrender … is total nonsense.
As you can see, this pretense of awing them with our cool toys has accomplished exactly NOTHING. IT NEVER WILL.
If America were invaded, would Americans ever stop fighting? Of course not. (Democrats would sue for peace, just as the Copperhead Democrats did in the Civil War – demanding Peace because the war to free the slaves was just too hard for the little babies.)
Why, then, do some actually BELIEVE that muslim shariah fighters will STOP FIGHTING? EVER? THEY WILL NOT and MUST BE DESTROYED.
KILL THE ENEMY OF MODERNITY, or the enemy of modernity will certainly destroy the modern world. NO adult leader would EVER sacrifice lives in a pretend battle against those demanding to destroy liberty. So WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO DO SO?
Why do we continue electing non-adult leaders? “Leaders” who, unlike Truman, will not DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO DESTROY THOSE INTENT ON KILLING AMERICANS???
AND WHY DO OUR MILITARY LEADERS KEEP GOING TO “WAR” BY REQUEST – WITHOUT – A CONSTITUTIONALLY-REQUIRED DECLARATION?
COIN is a strategy it is folly for a superpower to take. And NOTHING ought to be more important to our entire chain of command than winning at the lowest possible price in American lives. But that is the “strategy” our “Generals” are getting famous for using to ensure American lives continue to be lost – so long as we don’t too badly inconvenience OUR ENEMY.
The US has WON only two wars in its history: The Civil War and WW2. In ALL OTHER WARS one side or the other tired of the contest and went home (Brits (Revolution, 1812), Americans (Korea, Vietnam), French (Vietnam) Germans (WW1), etc.). If the goal is not to utterly destroy the enemy’s capacity and will to fight, to make him COMPLETELY dependent on his conqueror, then the reason to fight is not believed in by the politicians, and EVERYONE acceding to war is complicit in the utter waste of human lives and treasure – – ON BOTH SIDES.
Who is MOST complicit? THE US MILITARY.
Their ONLY Constitutional duty is the defense of the Constitution. Yet while the president has trashed the Rule of Law utterly, and flat-out stated what laws he will and won’t enforce and what laws he’ll pass on his own – even after rejected by Congress, the military is playing Palace Guard to this HRH wanna-be, deploying globally at the whim of ONE MAN rather than DEMANDING a Constitutionally-required Declaration prior to fighting, killing and dying… and rather than protecting the Constitution from Obama – the GREATEST ENEMY AMERICA HAS EVER FACED.
And before people get all hot n bothered about my hammering the military – yes, I have served. Yes, I attended USAFA, and Yes, I was one of the “best and brightest” Americans getting appointed to a service academy in 1972 for a career in the officer corps of the US military, once the greatest force for good on earth.
And the military is utterly SHIRKING its DUTY. In America AND abroad.
Required 4th-class knowledge, USAFA: “Duty, then, is the sublimest word in the English language; you can never do more. You should never wish to do less.” – Robt E Lee.
US military on doing their duty: EPIC FAIL.
EPIC. I wish I had a larger font.