The "war on terror" has been floundering since its inception. This is because it is a war on ideology. Keeping in mind that the current terror groups are coming primarily from one region, it seems logical that military force in unison with the local governments, within the region, would play a more direct role in a victory. Much has been said that because it is ideologically based a victory cannot be obtained using military might. I contend that the true issue is more that the youth are taught from the youngest age to hate the western civilizations. Due to an ongoing fear of the oppression of the terrorists inhabiting the region, it is a join or die scenario, just as we might see in our own inner cities. This is a war that threatens our borders, and needs to be contained and over powered before it takes over the world.