Tell that to all the peoples who were living in the lands now known as Turkey, Syria, Egypt, and all across Northern Africa who were murdered and enslaved by the message of “Jihad.” Tell that to the millions of Muslims who have been put to death as a result of the continuous Islamic civil war (since the 8th Century) stemming from the envy and bitterness of Mohammed's child bride Aisha against Mohammed's successor Ali.
Even conservatives were flustered with the hands off approach the Bush Administration took to the level of treachery which spewed from the press and Democratic leadership. Consider the shameful example of CNN embedding with Al Qaeda and reporting live the death of an American soldier. It was such a treacherous display of American Left journalism, to say the least.
It was the wife of the vice-president who took CNN to task for such a display of treason. And the President and Vice-President said nothing (that I remember). Day after day, leaders of the Democratic Party were actually predicting one military disaster after another. Politics is horrible when the shoe is on either foot, but the Administration was never able to communicate to the little person what was at stake. And so America decided not to vote for the moderate "reach across the aisle" Senator McCain and instead voted for the most unqualified man-boy ever elected.