Those who don't "get it"...that we are involved in a global war (albeit, a global war many are trying to ignore) might want to listen to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs for a moment.
"Past wars have been like having pneumonia. It may leave a bunch of scars on your lungs, but you get cured of it," General Peter Schoomaker told reporters. "This [war] is a little bit like having cancer. You may get it in remission, but it's never going to go away in our lifetime."
The threat from Islamic extremism is particularly worrisome for its potential of an attack involving weapons of mass destruction, he said.
"I can't remember a time that, honestly, was more dangerous than what we're in today because of the nature of this threat," Schoomaker said in a wide-ranging interview with a group of reporters.