An even smarter general (or president) goes to where the enemy lives and knocks them out BEFORE they even turn up at the ball park.
Never let the enemy dictate the battle.
This is a battle in which the enemy must be rooted out and destroyed, not permitted to strike further. We must go to where he shelters, to his logistical base, and eliminate it and as many of his soldiers and supporters as possible. That's the Middle East: principally, Iraq, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. If we refuse to take the war to the enemy and destroy his ability to keep his forces in the field, he will continue his "asymmetric war" against us until, out of sheer terror, we have produced the sort of totalitarian society here that he wants for us.
Freedom, Wealth, and Peace,
Francis W. Porretto
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Right there, Hack has shown that this article is being dishonest, and the tiny pony somewhere in the article is buried among the horseshit.
As a percentage of GNP, Bush's "record-breaking" budget is on a par with the starvation years of the Great Depression. And a WW2 dollar was worth ten times what our present one is. In today's dollar amounts, we were spending trillions a year, and most of the economy geared to supporting the war effort, during World War 2.
Hackworth is writing way over his pay grade, and should limit himself to comments at the company level and below, where he still has some idea of what he's talking about.
If such a stupid statement appears this early in an article,
is the rest worth reading?