"They will fail because the terrorists of our century are making the same mistake that the followers of other totalitarian ideologies made in the last century. They believe that democracies are inherently weak and corrupt and can be brought to their knees.
You'd think they'd look at our history.
"We've seen in the last decade the decline of the American government and the weakness of the American soldier, who is ready to wage cold wars and unprepared to fight long wars...
Right. That one only lasted...(what) 40 + years.
Of course we fought our own revolution and then two World Wars. Unfortunately, the terrorists were right about our most recent history (see 8 years of Clinton) and used that to brainwash new recruits.