Personally, I think a series of terror attacks on civilian targets (buses, trains, malls, schools) within the US would effectively end the Islamist project; even an apolgetic anti-war or Arabist left wouldn’t be able to mitigate the cries for retribution that Americans would insist upon in order to regain their quality of life...
Ok, granted, on Sept. 11 itself, there wasn't much of it going around, but by the next day educated temporary Bostonians were printing articles -- which I still have, for posterity and all that -- saying how heartbroken they were that we had brought it upon ourselves and deserved that and more. And he thinks making the US into Israel will make them oppose the US's enemies? (Because, you know, they all oppose Israel's enemies, right?)
Meh. Now back to your regularly scheduled pessimism, doom and gloom, severe headcold, and lack of anything to say.