The trying to fit a square peg into a round hole analogy comes to mind. Not many things on Earth could be more impossible to achieve than to Westernize the World of Islam. The Muslim umma will never come to terms with and accept Western values – nor should we expect them to accept our values. Our view of life, the world, how to think and act with free minds – all of it – is foreign and unacceptable in the Muslim World.
Yet, the (a) lack of knowledge, (b) intentional deception about, or (c) ignorance of (take your pick among the three options) the realities of doctrinal Islam continue to drive our foreign policy in the Middle East – from George W. Bush through Barack Hussein Obama. Confusion continues to reign supreme about the nature of the enemy and what drives him.
Meanwhile, the emotional cost in lost American lives and limbs is unimaginable.
Bring our troops home and let the Muslim states fight among themselves, like they’ve done for centuries upon centuries.