In light of Obama’s recent statement that the war must end, I just wanted to point that out. Wars don’t end, they are won, or lost. And if you want to know the difference then think of it like this: if you aren’t winning, then you are losing. Anyone want to argue that we are winning the war against that ideology which launched an attack on us on 9/11?
Obama is abdicating his responsibility for the safety of the United States. He wants to pretend the war is over so that he can move on to other things. His bet is that nothing particularly nasty will happen between now and January 20th, 2017. He may be right about that – the Islamists are likely to be busy in Libya, Egypt and Syria for the next few years and while they will seek to launch attacks on us, their primary goal will be to consolidate their control over those Muslim nations. But the war goes on – we may want it to end, but they don’t want it to, and in war it only takes one to tango.
Unless we fight them they will not be stopped – and the longer we refuse to fight them, the stronger they will get and the more bloody and difficult the eventual war will be. Like the leaders of Britain in 1938, Obama had a choice between war and shame – he choose shame. He’ll get war, too. Though the really terrible part of the war may not come as long as Obama is in office. But come it will – the Islamists are certain they are on the wave of victory and that they will conquer the entirety of Western Civilization. You might think it foolish. It might well even be extremely foolish – but it is no more foolish than Hitler thinking he could conquer the world. It doesn’t matter if its foolish – if the fools think it can be done, they will try it. And, right now, the fools very much think it can be done…and we’re doing nothing to convince them otherwise. Indeed, we’re encouraging them – by Obama’s actions – to think that they’ve got it made.