Islam as a dictatorial government structure is in its death throes. It cannot sustain itself on its own. The current conflict in the Middle East is the reaction of a small minority of people to changes in the world that are irreversible.
It’s similar to what happened with communism 15 years ago. Former communist countries are still struggling toward self-government today, but they can never go back to what once was — even though in the 1990s, the conspiracy buffs were warning that they would. In 15 years Islam will still be a major world religion, but there won’t be any more terrorist states whose sole purpose is to destroy the “infidels.”
In the meantime, we have to fight terrorist states for a few more years. They will be as dangerous as a rabid dog — but one that is in its death throes. It’s better to have leaders who realize that the time of collapse is inevitable and that sooner is better. We can’t compromise with governments that are bent on America’s destruction anymore than appeasement worked with Hitler or the Soviet Union.