"But the kind of enemy we face today — violent jihadist networks — will not
allow us to remain at peace," he said. "What has been called the `long war' is
likely to be many years of persistent, engaged combat all around the world in
differing degrees of size and intensity. This generational challenge cannot be
wished away or put on a timetable. There are no exit strategies."
Thanks, Gates. This should be plastered on every billboard in the country.