The general said: "In conventional war, defeat and victory is very clear cut and is symbolised by troops marching into another nation's capital. First of all you have to ask: do we need to defeat it [Islamist militancy] in the sense of a clear cut victory? I would argue that it is unnecessary and would never be achieved.
What will not be part of the story throughout Islamonutso World is:
"But can we contain it to the point that our lives and our children's lives are led securely? I think we can."
Can al-Qaeda be defeated? Yes. Will we defeat al-Qaeda? Not with the administration we currently have because they not only do not know how to defeat al-Qaeda they do not really want to defeat al-Qaeda. They don't have the guts nor the inner-necessity to fight this evil.
That's the problem. It is also a problem that a "top" British soldier cannot contain his diarrhea of the mouth which emboldens our Islamofascist enemy.