Here we are in the lead-up to another war, and the media is starting to holler about how the Islamic State is so formidable, like nothing we’ve seen. Credible military sources say their armed forces fight just like those of an actual country.
But it isn’t really another war: We already have perpetual war.
We tried the War on Poverty. Who knew it would morph into a War on the Poor?
Then we tried the War on Drugs, and it stacked our prisons with minorities until we could barely contain them.