Did the Taliban really lose a whole country? In much of the country, it is as strong as ever. Its power is expanding in much of Pakistan, much of the world hates the US. In the 7 years we have been fighting the War on Terror, what exactly have we accomplished? We have assured the existence of Islamic fundamentalism for the next few decades. Anyway, can you think of a better recruiting tool for the Osamaites(patent pending) then to have the US attack two muslims countries? Every bombing by the US resulting in collateral damage drives more recruits to Osama. The US, while hurting Osama and his cadre of followers in the short term, has ensured its survival. The Islamist movement is sustained by the blood of the innocents. Innocents killed by every power that comes against it. If you want to snuff out the Islamist movement, wrap up the Iraq war, take a new approach in Afghanistan, and invest heavily in the infrastructure of Islamic countries. The approach we are taking is too reminiscent to the strategy of the cold war in which we supported ABC(Anything But Communism) countries through military investment. "Every military is fully prepared to fight the last war". That rings true now. What we did only works when fighting a "War" with a super power such as the Soviets. We are fighting a stateless entity that feeds of the discontent of the people. Communism was similar except for one simple reason, it was backed by a major state and fed by that state. We must combat the underlying causes, not the symptoms. And nukes, really? Hell, the Soviets didn't even do that. This is not a conventional war with winners and losers. There is simply a lot of shades of gray.