I think America is (and will be) much better at going to war with other militarily-equipped superpowers then it is at playing these half-wars in places like Vietnam and Iraq where the American people don't understand our role and where we look like a bunch of bullies internationally.

Posted by Will at November 14, 2006 06:49 PM

Probably true, Will. But you have to take action based on what the situation needs, not what you're best at. Otherwise, you will be like the man who looked for his keys under the lamp post (even though that wasn't where he dropped them) because that's where the light was best.

Posted by david foster at November 14, 2006 08:31 PM

Good philosophy David, but I think it's been duly proven that our keys are not in Iraq.

Posted by Will at November 14, 2006 11:15 PM