i still don't get it, though
because i don't think an "all out war with Islam" (whatever that would be) would resolve the problem. just as bombing Mecca would simply enrage more people, an all out war with Islam would just get more recruits for those fighting the Americans. there are more Muslims in the world than any other single religion, and spanning all the inhabited continents. an "all out war" would simply result in a hell of a lot more terrorism, i think.