Another rabidly stupid analysis by someone WAY out of their depth. Our foes do NOT wage Total War against us. We wish they would. This is an Asymetrical War. Bellowing for a Convetional War response, which YOU WILL NEVER get pass the current Congress nor an American people 50% convinced we should not even be in Iraq must less any where else, is stupid.
Trying to force a Conventional Warfare paradigm onto an Asymmetrical warfare problem. That simply will not work. Start with our Revolution, Napoleon in Spain, Spain in South American, the US in Vietnam, Various European powers all over the world, the Nazis in Eastern Europe, the French then the Americans in Vietnam, the Russians in Afghanistan. A Conventional Warfare doctrine applied to an Asymmetrical problem always ends in the eventual bloody defeat for the Conventional Force.
Think of US as a boxer punching a sand bag. No matter how hard we hit, we cannot hold our fist to the bag forever. Thus as soon as we pull our fist back the weight of the sand forces the bag back to the same old shape. The Bush Administration is trying to find a way to empty the sand OUT of the bag so that when our military fist is removed, the bag does not simply revert to the same old form.
Perhaps this author MIGHT anwer the question of WHY the bulk of the forces fighting, and do the bulk of the dying, on our side in this War are Muslim Afganis, Iraqis and Pakistanis?
But that right, don't bother the "It's World War 3" drama queens in the Junk Media with little things like FACTs. That would strip all the hype and hysteria from the matter and they find factual reality so borning to work with.
Long time no hear.
Like your analysis.
I don't know if I agree with your analysis. The Germans had an insurgency after the defeat of the Nazis. Anyone caught with a weapon in civilian clothes was shot on site.