Bill Lind quotes the Israeli military theorist Martin Van Creveld's latest book: I can't imagine a time when that type of cold blooded math will interest the Pentagon. The British modestly called their other victorious little war The Malayan Emergency. The Global War On Terror always was a over blown piece of rhetoric for what should have been sold as series of police actions. Now there is wearying talk in the US of The Long War evidence of draining will rather than dogged determination of say PIRA who called The Troubles just that as they slowly filled up Milltown cemetary and touted each other out until the Long Peace arrived. Some foolish Likudniks like Charles Krauthammer want to style current nastiness as WWIV. That eagerness to escalate has brought us within a couple of years of WWIII in the Persian Gulf.