Ralph Peters says no, in Q&A format.

An important one:

* Doesn’t the continuation of the attacks mean our approach is flawed? No. There’s no magic bullet. This isn’t a movie. It’s a deadly, long-term struggle for incalculably high stakes.

And this:

THERE is only one way in which the situation in Iraq resembles Vietnam: Our enemies realize that they can’t win militarily. This is a contest of wills much more than a contest of weapons. The terrorists intend to wear us down.

Yep. One hopes they don’t succeed.

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  1. Paul says:

    Yep. One hopes they don’t succeed.

    Well,, 60% of us hope that anyway.