You don’t really get it do you? He is dead and he died for nothing. This enemy cannot lose. This enemy is an ideology, not an army, not a nation, not even a person. We kill them and they thank us. They blow themselves up and are thankful for the opportunity.
We don’t have the stones to “win” against this level of commitment. Our soldiers are defenseless against their attacks, and a meaningful offense would require ten times the troops we have in country and the ability to shoot anything that moves.
The bravery of our soldiers is incredible in light of the fact they are effectively naked and hamstrung. That little boy should speak his dad’s name with reverence. [/quote]
I understand that this is an ideology and that this is one of the reasons why this war has last as long as it has but this seems to be the one time where we don’t know who the enemies are.
I’m just saying the enemy must lose out of frustration and to be supportive of the troops. Some of them might even feel that this war can’t be won but yet they stay there anyways in hopes that the goodness of mankind will prevail in which I believe it will.