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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

General, thanks for the talking point, but will you please stick a sock in it?

look... i have NO DOUBT that the u.s. can CREATE a "generational war," and, in fact, are well on the way to doing just that... the united states' actions in the middle east and elsewhere around the world do nothing if not provoke the very endless war so coveted by the bush administration and the neocons...
The American people need to prepare for a long-duration war against radical Muslims who are set to fight for 50 to 100 years to create an Islamist state in the region, a top Pentagon strategist in the war on terror says.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark O. Schissler said in an interview that the current strategy for fighting Islamists includes both military and ideological components that make it similar to the 40-year Cold War against communism.

"We're in a generational war. You can try and fight the enemy where they are and where they're attacking you, or prevent them and defend your own homeland," said Gen. Schissler, deputy director for the war on terrorism within the strategic plans office of the Pentagon's Joint Staff.

there is nothing i have read, other than the spoutings of warhawks like general schissler, that indicates any desire on the part of anybody for a regional islamist state... it's in the same category as the fundamentalist christian extremist rantings about wanting to turn the u.s. into a theocracy...

imho, this is one general that should not be a "top Pentagon strategist..."

p.s. needless to say, the article appeared in the washington times...

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