I watched a clip last night on an interview by Charlie Rose on CBS with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and was embarrassed to hear the political leader of a rogue state that seems to understand what America does not. Watch the video at this link, I couldn't see a way to embed it at around the 1 minute mark.
Did you catch that? You don't combat terror by arming the next generation of terrorists, you will never "defeat" terrorism by giving rise to a new group of terrorists to fight the current terrorists.
Yet that is precisely what our President and Congress are going to do, walking lockstep in folly when they can't agree on anything else.
Welcome to the Roman Empire. Plenty of people are fiddling while it burns down around us.