The lost war in Europe

Despite the million people on the streets of Paris, the outpouring of sentiment against terrorism, the presence of world leaders and the signs that said “Je suis Charlie,” the Muslim terrorists are winning the war in Europe; in fact, they may have already won.

Immediately after the attack on 9/11, President George W. Bush said that we are engaged in a war in which we will prevail. He struck a chord of determination and hopefulness. Many in the United States embraced these sentiments, as did our allies in Europe. The first major stone was cast and the free world was ready to respond.

But after the bloodshed in Paris, the mood has shifted. There is an unwillingness to confront reality.