Oh, I would agree with that. But with a billion muslims in the world, that beast is going to be rearing its ugly head for a long time to come. Even if we whip their butts in Iraq, we are going to have to keep dealing with this or that Imam somewhere who causes problems for us.
I think just today I read a column by Ollie North saying that right now only our military are on a war footing. We have been engaged in a war (and deep in denial) for almost 40 years. The time is coming when we're going to have to admit it and act accordingly.
My fear is not that it will go on for a generation or more, though I'm not happy about that. It's that it's going to take more 9-11s for the average citizen on the street to realize that, like it or not, he or she is in this fight.
And our friends the Libs and the Dims are busily trying to disarm us as a nation. It ain't gonna be purty.