Every once in a while some talking head says that ISIS wants a fight with the West and we shouldn’t give it to them.
As if we had a real choice in the matter.
ISIS’s raison d’être is an apocalyptic confrontation with the non-muslim world. They’re not going to stop terrorizing, beheading, raping, enslaving, and committing genocide until they get their all-out final battle.
No, political talk of trying to see whether sand will glow in the dark probably isn’t a good general election message. But neither is, “eh, we can handle a few terrorist attacks a year and tolerate an islamo-nazi death cult state in the Middle East.”