Words of Wisdom, Part II
From today's Washington Times: "General Sees 'Generational War' Against Terrorism"
In his comments, I believe General Schissler provides an important--and cautionary--note for those seeking short-term political and military fixes in the War on Terror (Hellooo...Mr. Baker). And, if anything, Schissler may be optimistic in his assessment; lest we forget, many of these "errors" in Islamic thinking are rooted in traditions and teachings that date back hundreds, even thousands, of years. One of the more "recent" influences on Osama bin Laden was a radical Sunni cleric who did most of his writing when Thomas Jefferson was in the White House.
Trans-generational problems require steadfast commitment and long-term solutions. As General Schissler notes, our enemy is committed to the 50, 100-year plan." He's concerned about "maintaining the public will, the American will, over that duration."
Clearly, he's read the ISG report.