| December 13, 2006

Bill Gertz has a great interview in the Washington Times this morning with Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark O. Schissler, the deputy director for the war on terrorism within the strategic plans office of the Pentagon’s Joint Staff.

It’s nice to see that there are REAL generals left in the military that don’t mind saying what we’ve all been saying out here in the REAL WORLD. Here’s a teaser;

 “But that’s not enough to stop it. We’ve got to break the chain, and that’s … the ideology. We really need to show the errors in Islamist extremist thinking.”
    Gen. Schissler said he is concerned that Washington politics is weakening the will of the nation.
    “I don’t care about the politics. I care about people understanding the facts of what’s our enemy is thinking about, what’s our strategy to defeat them, and for [Americans] to understand that it will take a long fight, mostly because our enemy is committed to the long fight,” he said. “They’re absolutely committed to the 50-, 100-year plan.”

The American people get so wrapped up in the numbers like some kind of high-scoring basketball game instead of realizing that we have to crush an ideology and grind it into the ground until it’s not cost-effective for these Islamofacists to kill innocent people anywhere in the world. THEY’RE the ones who need to call for talks with the civilized societies, because they’re the ones who have to stop the wholesale slaughter.

Like I said, it’s good to see that there are planners in the Pentagon that get it – and not just budgets and buying whiz-bang gadgets and talking nice to the press and Congress. I suspect there are more generals like Schissler.

Category: Terror War

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