But Fowler's advice to move on is not because he thinks the West is wrong to have invaded Afghanistan. Nor has he, after several months in captivity, clued in to why there is "no joy" in his camp of captors who must always be on the run from a far better equipped enemy that lusts for their blood.
No, it's because he doesn't think the west has the guts to nuke them. Well, he doesn't actually use the word nuke, but he might as well have:
It's to get it done, we will have to do some unpleasant things. I mean some deeply hard, this isn't — this is not a nice war."
Does Fowler imagine there is such a thing as a "nice war"?