On the local tip, it looks like some scholarly folks at the Army War College in Carlisle have put together a critical account of Bush Jr.’s war in Iraq , labeling it "a strategic error" and "an unnecessary preventative war [which] diverted attention and resources away from securing the American homeland against further assault by an undeterrable Al-Qaida."
The global war on terrorism as presently defined and conducted is strategically unfocused, promises much more than it can deliver, and threatens to dissipate US military and other resources in an endless and hopeless search for absolute security…
And if this still sounds like so much more hooey to be thrown to the wayside, consider the source. On their website, the prestigious military institution outlines a noble mission.
In the words of Elihu Root, the founder of the USAWC, our grand purpose is:
Not to promote war, but to preserve peace by intelligent and adequate preparation to repel aggression…to study and confer on the great problems of national defense, of military science, and of responsible command.