While liberals have been frozen in deep denial since September 11, 2001, conservatives often feel outrage and despair — because nobody listens to our constant alarms. Under Leftists our national response to Islamic aggression has been feeble at best. The West seems willing to commit suicide from plain cowardice, ignorance and stupidity.
But — liberal denial and conservative despair are not justified by history.
Denial is childish and ultimately suicidal. But historically, democracies always try to deny grave dangers as long as possible.
The Jihad War is not the first great threat to our existence. We have won painful victories against similar threats in World War I and II, and in the war against Soviet Imperialism.