Solidarity, Pope John Paul and the end of the Cold War brought admiration for Poland from many Americans. Many of us are now taking notice of Poland's entry into NATO and support for the coalition and freedom in the Iraq War. Poland today is a better ally of the US than France and many of us are taking notice, believe me.
You are right, this is a war between east and west, at least the part of the west that is still Christian. It seems to me the root cause of the islamofascism of the terrorists is rage at the decline of the islamic world relative to the west, which began when your Jan Sobieski defeated them at the gates of Vienna. It is essential that the muslim world respond to the present crisis by undergoing a reformation where they achieve some division of church and state and give up the idea of military conquest in the name of religion. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.