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Our War of Attrition, and Why It Will Fail

In The American Jihad, The Enemy Among Us on 30/12/2009 at 09:17

The Enemy

For most of the day I’ve flicked through the channels watching the Democratic Party strategists, pundits, and hacks defending the indefensible. I understand liberalism; I used to be one. Alan Combs practically cried while trying to defend Obama’s mishandling of this latest event.

However, one point they’ve been making all day is right on the money; the Bush Administration released the two terrorists who engineered the nearly successful plot to blow Delta Flight 253 out of the sky on Christmas Day. And therein is the fundamental problem with this war. We are using a flawed strategy in this war, and have been from the beginning.

I was dubious when W decided to go into Afghanistan in 2001, especially when I realized how Rumsfeld intended to fight the war. He defeated the Taliban within months and with light allied casualties, but, of course, when he shifted emphasis to Iraq, they came right back. It will be the same with Iraq, because we are fighting a robust, thriving ideology.

We are trying to fight a war of attrition against an enemy that will never wear down. It’s a World War II strategy and it worked nearly flawlessly in Europe and the Pacific. It probably would have worked in Vietnam, had they fired Westmorland and brought in Creighton Abrams, early on. But it will never work with Extremist Islamists.

Obama is in the tank, already, by insisting that these attacks be treated as criminal acts. The Islamists are on record as saying that they will use our own system to defeat us. They’ve made a good start. The President lost a valuable opportunity to sweat this nutball and extract vital intelligence; now he’s in our system.

I know I sound like a prophet of doom, and I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: we have to hit these guys where they live, with everything we got, even if it means suspending habeas corpus and sorting out friend from foe, right here.

We have embarked on a strategy designed to wear down our enemy – and it is doomed to failure, unless we turn around soon. We have to stop the PC BS and start killing this enemy; we have to take their first-born, their wives, and their mothers. It worked with Kaddafi and it will work with them.


FOXNews.com: U.S. Knew of Airline Terror Plot Before Christmas– The U.S. government had intelligence from Yemen before Christmas that leaders of a branch of Al Qaeda there were talking about “a Nigerian” being prepared for a terrorist attack.

Times London:
US ‘Stopped Dutch Installation Of Full Body Scanners’ – The United States prevented Dutch authorities from installing full body scanners before the suspected Christmas Day bomb plotter passed through security at Amsterdam’s airport, the Dutch government claimed today.

Judicial Watch: Judicial Watch Announces List Of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” For 2009 – Dodd, Ensign, and Obama, the Who’s Who of Washington Crooks …

American Spectator: Wikipedia Meets Its Own Climategate – Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, had an article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal drawing attention to the rise of “online hostility” and the “degeneration of online civility.” He (and coauthor Andrea Weckerle) suggested ways in which we can “prevent the worst among us from silencing the best among us.”

London Times: Al-Qaeda ‘Groomed Abdulmutallab In London’ – The Christmas Day airline bomb plot suspect organised a conference under the banner “War on Terror Week” as he immersed himself in radical politics while a student in London, The Times has learnt.

Michelle Malkin: Yemen, Gitmo, And Jihadi Revolving Doors – My column today spotlights Yemen’s dangerous catch-and-release program for terrorists — and ours. But before you read it, please inform yourselves of this sad passing: American sailor/U.S.S. Cole bombing survivor Johan Gokool died in Florida yesterday. He lost a leg in the attack and suffered severe PTSD. Gokool was 31. R.I.P. and never forget …

More Malkin: Why Is Obama Still In Hawaii? – Five days after the Christmas Day bomber tried to blow up NWA Flight 253 over Detroit, President Obama is still on vacation in Hawaii. He has delivered two hasty, tie-less statements on homeland security from a makeshift podium in Honolulu whose underwhelming sum impact has been the equivalent of voting “present” (Obama’s career M.O.)

Telegraph: Detroit Terror Attack: CIA Had Report On Suspect Five Weeks Before Bomb – The father of terrorist suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had reported his concerns about his son’s radicalisation directly to the CIA more than a month before the attempted bombing of an aeroplane in Detroit, according to a report.

London Daily Mail: Threat From Iran – Iran summons ambassador and threatens Britain with ‘a slap in the mouth’ as it accuses West of stirring up anti-government protesters …



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