We need to win so they fear us or get the hell out.
If we can’t declare full victory after a decade, then we’ve lost, period.
At the rate we’re going, we’ll have soldiers over there saying “My great granddad built this base”.
There are Moslems around who imagine it is their turn to push back the Christians ~ of course they are nuts. They take their stuff too far and it'll be glass parking lots all over the Middle East before its over.
I can say, of course, my 17th, 18th, ............. 35th into the mists of time Great Grandfather’s started the Reconquista! They built Spain out of nothing.