Are we witnessing a new kind of warfare? Rather than guerilla warfare, I think we have entered a new phase of warfare: terrorist warfare. Everyone is saying, "isn't the war over?" "Why are we still being shot at?" "How can more people die during 'peace' than the 'war'?" I think the answer is this: the literal invasion of Afghanistan was from October until December of 2001, and for Iraq it was March until April of 2003. That was the "literal" war. But we're still losing troops. What is happening in these nations is the War on Terror: the two main fronts. And unlike guerilla warfare, we've entered the terrorists' kind of war... terrorist warfare. We're fighting them where they sleep and live. The losses we are experiencing today in Fallujah aren't for nothing. They are for the cause of defeating terrorism and winning the terrorist war in Iraq. Comparisons to Vietnam are bogus. First of all, the VC didn't sponsor terrorists and use WMD. Iraq has a Governing Council and has made a Constitution. Iraq, in the span of a year, is ahead of Germany, Italy, and Japan post-WWII. We lost 115,000 troops a year in WWII, against the Nazis. We lost 55,000 troops a year in Korea. We lost 6,000 troops a year in Vietnam. Let's stop comparing Iraq to Vietnam. Iraq is Iraq. Plus, during Vietnam, our policy wasn't preemption. Iraq may not even be front page news in a year or two. Iran or Syria may be. North Korea may be. People are simply afraid of where we're going. They feel we'll be attacked again. They feel we'll go to war again. They are afraid we're not winning hearts and minds. We must look ahead to the future and endure these times. We must have a sustained will. We must be sure that the "hearts and minds" part will come, in due time. For now though, it is about survival. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi wants us dead. Osama bin Laden wants us dead. Mullah Omar wants us dead. These militias in Iraq want us dead. Rather than suggest our enemy is misunderstood or misguided, let's understand the enemy... learn him, study him, know him... then kill him. We are the terrorists' enemy, therefore, they are ours. When will people accept this?