That idiot Bush stated that this was a different kind of war. The idiot was right again. When France was liberated by allied forces in WWII it was over. The French knew what it was to be free, and when they were liberated they returned to a lifestyle they knew. The Afghan people we would liberate have no idea what freedom is. Where tribalism prevails, in particular where religious culture supports such a lifestyle, no other form of social contract can exist. The war that Bush described is a long haul commitment.