Some uncommon sense, it seems to me. I'm less sanguine than Derb is about the chances of a nuclear Jihadist state leaving us alone. But given the deep and broad forces behind Islamism, and given its record in actually trying to govern countries, it's worth reminding ourselves not to be too intimidated by religious fundamentalist losers. As Iran shows, it doesn't take too long for Muslims to see that mullahs can't run anything halfway competently. And as Anbar shows, brutalism also eventually brings backlash. In the meantime, however ...

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