Jak nenavázat na Donalda Rumsfelda

Letošní kongresové volby ve Spojených státech byly nejostřejším políčkem, který domácí veřejnost prezidentu George W. Bushovi až dosud uštědřila. Poté, co Kongres ovládli demokraté a výzkumy veřejného mínění provedené před volebními místnostmi ukázaly, že šest z deseti voličů nesouhlasí s válkou v Iráku, Bush konečně vyhodil svého katastrofálního ministra obrany Donalda Rumsfelda. Zatímco však Američané dali Bushovi špatné známky za válku v Iráku, průzkumy ukazují, že v otázce boje proti terorismu ho stále podporují.

Amerika bohužel ve „válce s terorismem“ nevítězí. Oficiální Národní zpravodajský odhad potvrdil, že počet nově rekrutovaných džihádistických teroristů je vyšší než počet teroristů zabitých Spojenými státy. Bush má pravdu, když tvrdí, že al-Káida byla rozvrácena, avšak přitažlivost tohoto hnutí se naopak zvýšila. Rakovina začala metastázovat.

Bush má také pravdu, když říká, že zápas bude dlouhý. V minulosti trvalo většinou celou generaci, než se podařilo uhasit ohniska mezinárodního terorismu. Vleklou studenou válku však Amerika vyhrála díky chytré kombinaci tvrdé donucovací síly a atraktivních myšlenek. Když padla berlínská zeď, nezničila ji dělostřelecká palba, nýbrž kladiva a buldozery ovládané těmi, kdo ztratili víru v komunismus.

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