We cannot successfully fight their kind of war where enemy troops are dressed like civilians and hide amongst those civilians. Where we strike a suspected target, we are damned if innocent civilians are killed.
In the Middle East, we are fighting people who place no value on life and are willing to die for their perverted cause. In World War II, the Japanese credo was to die for the emperor and bring honor to their family.
Limited war is a failure. We must wage total war or get out. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.