If Harry Reid believes, as he said today, that the war in Iraq is “lost,” I wonder who he thinks the winner is? I’m afraid it will be people like this. Different countries, different challenges, same ideological foe. Governor Romney understands this:
I think many of us still fail to comprehend the extent of the threat posed by radical Islam, by Jihad. Understandably, we focus on Afghanistan and Iraq. Our men and women are dying there. We think in terms of countries, because we faced countries in last century’s conflicts. But the Jihad is much broader than any one nation or nations. Jihad encompasses far more than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For radical Islam, there is an over-arching conflict and goal – replacing all modern Islamic states with a caliphate, destroying America, and conquering the world.