One of Fox News's morning infobabes, discussing the Bojinka II arrests, mentioned that the female bomber intended to use her baby as a bomb. The infobabe called this "unthinkable."
If you're serious about winning a war, no tactic is unthinkable.
The only unthinkable event is losing.
Our enemy has this mindset, but we don't.
And our problem is not just that we find too many things unthinkable; worst of all, we haven't made victory THINKABLE. The enemy has an explicit vision of the world after Allah's victory. Sharia everywhere. But we don't have a vision of what the world should look like after we win.
Strangely enough, Ahmadinejad's propagandistic and parodic statement of our goal is a pretty good template for what our goal SHOULD BE:Bush's team and the parties that support him want to monopolize energy resources in the world," Ahmadinejad said. "Because once they have that, they can impose their opinions, points of view, policies on other nations and, of course, line their pockets.
Yes, that's exactly what we SHOULD be envisioning. A world without Allah. A world where Western Civilization holds power everywhere, a world where petroleum lines OUR pockets, not China's or Iran's pockets.
Unfortunately, Misterbush's Neighborhood works precisely the other way. Bush seems to envision a world where Arabs are given the chance to vote in free and fair elections, supervised by Jimmy Carter. And we've already seen the absolute and inevitable result of such elections. Sharia everywhere. The enemy's goal.