The "Frustrated Youth" series continues. An exercise in retrospection.
I thought you may like to know that this philosophy exists. Isn't that the most mind-numbingly ridiculous thing you've heard today? Well, maybe not, but all the same if this line of "thinking" prevails it directly implies that there is not and never will be an end to this "War on Terror," because the only solution would apparently be complete and total eradication due to the fact that any discussion of grievances is decidedly out of the question.
All of this would explain our conditioning for perpetual conflict though. "Hey! Nobody ever said anything about an end," they will someday proclaim.
"Americans should not expect one battle, but a lengthy campaign, unlike any other we have seen." -- George W. Bush 9-20-01
"I don't think you can win..." -- George W. Bush speaking about the war on terror 8-30-04