So now what we're fighting is "anarchy", not militant Islam.
In a speech in which Kerry oratorically ran all over the handball court, he switched back and forth between denouncing violence, and insisting that we can't defeat it without understanding the root causes. And this was rich: In this twilight struggle against anarchy, "we have to also keep our heads".
Keeping our heads is precisely what the militant Muslims are trying to prevent us from doing, John, and the more time and effort we expend on attempting to understand what's going on in theirs - instead of, say, just blowing them off - the harder it gets for us to keep ours. Or haven't you heard about the latest outrage involving the Japanese hostages held by ISIS?
H/T: Robert of Ottawa