“Exactly. We are not at war with anyone right now. War means you use everything you got. What we have been doing are police actions.”
Your probably right about that, although in all honestly I fear we don’t have the tools necessary to win this war, we certainty don’t have the moral fortitude.
You can’t defeat an idea with arms, you have to uses other ideas and frankly that’s a campaign the Federal Government is not only ill-equipment to wage their ideologically unwilling to wage it at least when it comes to the only meaningful battlefield Islamic foreigners.
We would need to pressure Islamic governments(with-whom we have dwindling influence) into changing their educational curriculum to teach only peaceful Islam. We would also have to stage a advertisement & cultural campaign selling the same message in their countries.
All this could be done and it would be rather cheap compared overthrowing regimes, but Washington is not willing to do that.
Exactly. The closest thing to that approach was taken by the last Pope and even he was induced to backtrack. He was optimally politically positioned to not backtrack but backtrack he did.
He could have told the world to shove it - that he was going to stick to his position and nobody could have done a damn thing about it. But that’s not what ended up happening. So what’s the chance that a conventional politician could go further? I mean Putin could, the chicom guy maybe could but that’s probably the end of a very short list.