Jihadis take the time to plan. They are effective in their execution. They have goals, and they don't waste time. When they "succeed," it is not because they are on the side of "right." And we will not succeed because we are on the side of right. We will succeed if (and only if) we are more effective than terrorists. If we use our time better.
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