The West is in Denial
As of today this is my general statement about the stupidity of our (US) foreign policy as pertaining to the ongoing denial that we are fighting an ideology of hate spawned from a religion that professes peace but that generally advocates violence and hatred of our peaceful and just Western principles. Sooner or later, we are going to have to face the same choices that were forced upon the West during World War II. Are we going to force our righteous and just system of governance and civility upon our enemy and their failed culture? Are we going to defeat them by imposing our workable systems upon them? Are we going to kill them until they accept those egalitarian systems? Are we going to use the bomb or not? Our culture is better than theirs. They must accept our system of democracy, justice and individual human rights. If they don't, they'll be destroyed.