09 April 2009

So what else am I supposed to post, Megan Fox pictures? LOLcats?

Kings of War basically stole my act today. Looks like I'll have to stick with posting Megan Fox pictures now that he's figured out my entire world view:

The war on terror cannot be won by military means alone. The military is not in itself the solution. The war will not be decided on the battlefield. Military power is not the answer on its own. There is no magic military solution. Violence has limited utility. We have to use all the levers of national power. We need a comprehensive approach that combines all forms of power. Soft power matters as well as hard power, not to mention smart power and sexy power. Did we mention military solutions?

Is it just me, or is this becoming the most tediously restated, stale, boilerplate truism of our time?

OK, WE GET IT. WE GET IT. Instruments of power have their limits. Thanks. Thanks for pointing it out.

Now could pundits, analysts, prophets, critics, memoirists, politicians, policymakers, please please please recognise that this is widely understood. To the point now where it empties rooms. Lets move on.

So, um, yeah. Stay tuned for the next post.

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