When the world was tense, Libya gave up its nuclear arms manufacturing capabilities without a shot being fired, and countries thought twice about sponsoring terrorism.
Now? It's practically open season on Americans or any thing or anyone else these third world thugs want to skewer, rape or kill.
Taking it in the ass from them doesn't make them nicer, it only makes them meaner. It's not a nice world, and Obama is (hopefully) learning that lesson, even if it is the hard way
In Fighting al Qaeda, Bush's "Global War on Terrorism" Is Off ...A New Rand Corp. study urges a "fundamental rethinking" of counterterrorism strategy. By Alex Kingsbury. Posted July 30, 2008.
A terrorism study prepared for the Defense Department has some bad news for the Bush administration—and presents a sizable challenge for whoever is next in the Oval Office.
The current strategy for defeating al Qaeda has not been successful in diminishing the group's capabilities and is unlikely to do better without a shift in emphasis, the Rand Corp. study concludes.
Since 2001, al Qaeda has conducted a greater number of attacks across a larger geographic area than at any time in its history. "We find it hard to agree that al Qaeda has been significantly weakened since Sept. 11, 2001," says Seth Jones, coauthor with Martin Libicki of the report titled "How Terrorist Groups End: Lessons for Countering al Qaeda."