Of course not.Â Fighting Islam-terror with chivalry and Miranda rights was doomed from the beginning.
In war, you fight to win. You go to war to destroy the enemy. If you don’t go to war with that intention, you will have lost before the battle begins.
There are no ‘hearts & minds’ to be won anywhere amongst the ummah Islamiyah. And there will never be democracy under sharia.
If we in the West continue to allow appallingly stupid ‘leaders’ to make appallingly idiotic policies things will get much worse before they get better.
Reaping the consequences of the PC delusion that the jihadists represent a tiny minority of extremists whose points of view are decisively rejected by most Muslims. “War on Taliban cannot be won, says army chief,” by Christina Lamb for theÂ Times, October 5 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):
Britain’s most senior military commander in Afghanistan has warned that the war against the Taliban cannot be won. Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith said the British public should not expect a “decisive military victory” but should be prepared for a possible deal with the Taliban.His assessment followed the leaking of a memo from a French diplomat who claimed that Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, the British ambassador in Kabul, had told him the current strategy was “doomed to fail”.
Carleton-Smith, commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade, which has just completed its second tour of Afghanistan, said it was necessary to “lower our expectations”. He said: “We’re not going to win this war. It’s about reducing it to a manageable level of insurgency that’s not a strategic threat and can be managed by the Afghan army.”
The brigadier added: “We may well leave with there still being a low but steady ebb of rural insurgency . . . I don’t think we should expect that when we go there won’t be roaming bands of armed men in this part of the world. That would be unrealistic and probably incredible.”…