posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 06:22 PM
They don't have to win, just as with Iraq, it lost militarily yet it is winning the hearts and minds of the locals.
Invade Syria etc, crush their troops, and you will lose the hearts of the people who will begin to side with the terrorists.
So whats the difference in the last 6 months In Iraq? can anyone really say there has been an "improvement"? Alsmost every iraqi interviewed in the
media says they want the US out,
Thats how the US loses, it wins the battles but loses the war.
As a country America is now totally paranoid about attacks on it, and is now instituting draconian rules to monitor its own population to protect
itself, its becomming a form of prison for its own people.
In keeping the threats out, you have to lock down the people who live there, control the information flows, and population movements, monitor the
minorities, stifle dissent, etc.
Also look at the massive loss in international esteem by the rest of the world's goverments and more importantly people. Just where would you feel
safe going for a holiday now overseas?
So sure, militarily in bombs and tanks, America has made wonderful victories, but politically and internationaly in the hearts of many it is losing
big time. Although I don't care if Syria or Iran or Nth Korea is invaded, makes for interesting TV at least, there is no way the US will be able to
count it as a victory, just as Iraq is not a victory at the moment.
[edit on 16-2-2005 by Netchicken]