You were really stretching it with that one. Look, I grew up Roman Catholic. Got beat up by nuns from a little island in the Mediterranean that barely spoke English. But I don't make it a point to compare and contrast Catholicism with Islam in today's national security. I got over the Catholic Church a long time ago. Maybe you should do the same. Resentments are like assholes. Everybody has one.
Now, back to national security. We destroyed the Japanese Empire. Not because we could but because they made the decision at some point that they were going to lose and everybody involved was going to die trying. Living in the moment the Commander-in-Chief made the right decision. The Empire was destroyed and the United States saved itself a lot of suffering. Japan is a meek as a mouse now and an ally. Think about it. Think real hard about geography. Afghanistan borders Iran. Iraq borders Iran. Iraq borders Saudi Arabia. Iraq borders Syria. The Mediterranean borders Syria. We have an ally that borders Egypt. Are you starting to put the pieces together now. Where do you think this is going? Do you really think this is just a counterinsurgency operation against fanatics? This is going to lead to the destruction of an Islamic state. Take your pick. It doesn't matter which one gets it.