Very interesting piece today by Cliff May at NRO:
"Wars do end — but rarely because one side declares them over unless, of course, that side is prepared to accept defeat."
Roosevelt, circa 1943, deciding it was time to end the “wars” in Europe,
Asia, and North Africa, even as German and Japanese troops continued to
spread fascism. Imagine President Kennedy saying it was time to wind
down the Cold War even as the Soviets were expanding the frontiers of
Communism. The ideology that confronts us today is no less totalitarian,
no less supremacist, and no less bellicose."