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A week and a half after the VE Day anniversary, here's a date that will get a lot less attention: May 19, 2005. On that day, the war on terror will have outlasted America's participation in the Second World War. In other words, the period since 9/11 will be longer than the period of time between Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and the Japanese surrender in August 1945.
National Review Online
Originally posted by LuisCypher
"A war on terror." is the perfect solution to create a society perpetually at war - after all, it's an army that can't be counted, whose members stretch all the way around the world, with no political arm that can sit down and negotiate a truce or peace.
It is a war that at no point we can sit down and say we've won. Bush and those that think like him have in actuality created a perfect situation for themselves - a war that will never end, with an enemy that can never be defined. (........ .............)
Originally posted by Trent
How exactly can you win a war against terror? I mean war is one of the causes of terrorism so fighting it with guns is obviously going to be ineffective, fighting it with other methods is likely to be ineffective too. Also what are the requirements for victory? With Japan it was unconditional surrender but terrorism is not a country nor does it have any real command structure... The fight against terrorism is a constant battle and it did not start recently.
[edit on 12-5-2005 by Trent]