claymor you are right we are not trying to defeat them. The government is not interested in that, they want it to continue so they can keep asking for more money for these wars. You remember the $1,000 toilet and the $500 hammer(Yea sure they really pay that) well that is one of many ways that the Pentagon gets its extra monies to do all there secret programs, more money comes out of all of these wars. The public is totaled that is cost billions but from every war they get billions of the top to use in these secret weapons programs that they do not want the congress or the people to know about.
So war is never going to end, they only like to control it so it keeps on giving.