I understand Bush is going to be unveiling his new strategy for the so-called “War on Terror” tonight. Wake me up when he argues for military action against Iran. Absent that, the United States is making the same strategic error that Israel made last year during its war in Lebanon: failure to correctly identify the enemy and then act to destroy it. And, as with Israel, that strategic error will make victory impossible. It doesn’t matter how powerful your military is if you won’t use it on the right targets.
Until the Bush administration is willing to continue with the strategy that was originally and successfully used in Iraq — targetting states that support terrorism and destroying them — they’re just engaged in a bloodier and longer road to defeat than the one urged on us by the left and their enablers in the Democratic party.