Huh? I thought we were in the middle of a war between civilization and barbarism, democratic Christians and Islamofascist terrorists. Maybe not, eh?
The internecine conflicts in the Moslem world have worked for over a thousand years to prevent the formation of a permanent caliphate, not to mention preserving the state of Israel for over 50 years. Perhaps tribal politics actually have more significance to people in southwestern Asia than destroying the freedoms enjoyed by infidels.
Unfortunately for the paranoid warhawks in the US, if Moslems stop complaining about the Great Satan and start fighting each other in earnest again, the War on Terror may evaporate and Republicans will be left pounding their shoes on the lecterns, trying desperately to get the public’s attention back.