Friday, July 01, 2005

Multi-generation War?

I got this, amazingly enough, from Instapundit.

Stephen Green at Vodkapundit observes:

Our Cold War containment policy wasn't easily arrived at, and went through several permutations - some good, some bad - through 40-plus years. We're still in the early stages of this new war - and we'll need time for a good policy to cohere. (NOTE: When I say "early stages," I mean that this Terror War is likely to last as long, if not longer, than the Cold War. If the Cold War began in 1948 and the Terror War began in 2001, then today we're only up to the equivalent of 1951. By that measure, we're doing much better at this early stage than we were doing back then.)

Wow. This is supposed to be good news?

I would hope we are doing better against a supposedly disparate and disorganised group of rag-tag fanatics than against the "Evil Empire" with it's vast military budget, millions of troops, industrial/scientific infrastructure and highly trained intelligence operatives!

But has Mr. Green told the White House they should expect a multi-generational struggle, not something that's in it's "last throes"?

Jeez...even the right doesn't believe Bush and Cheney anymore.

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