When the rebound happens whoever has the best ground game wins. At the top of the pyramid they only see the air war. It's easy to do an air war. But Obama's campaign showed that you win with a ground game. Air wars are usually lots of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Passion on the ground always beats resources from the air. Until a global can direct, nurture and focus passion. But that's the Obama thing again.
Don't you sometimes wish that instead of destroying your ground force by firing them, you would have harnessed your ground force by helping them become passion driven mercs?