On the spiritual and psychological level, as far as the Left is concerned, the war is already concluded. Psychologically, the Left regard fighting this war as absurd, impossible, unimaginable and unjust — fighting is simply unimaginable to them, or if they imagine it, they picture our side as the purveyors of genocide. Liberals do not thing logically; they think in vivid pictures and simplistic black and white images and short, uncomplicated slogans,. In this case, the word “war” produces in their minds the image of the sullen and smoking chimneys above Auschwitz, dark with human ash.
The Left never meant to fight on behalf of Western civilization in any case; most know so little about it that they cannot imagine it being threatened; or they are ashamed of it; or they are too high minded to fight for any cause, no matter how noble; or too stupid to see any threat, no matter how plain.
Those of you aligned with the political and cultural Left who have some reservations about the eventual predominance of Sharia law, those of you loyal to Western ideals, you have been betrayed by your leaders and mentors.
(We of the Right have also been betrayed, because while our leaders and mentors talk a good game, relatively little of substance has been done so far. Our leadership is not serious about the war, and seems not to recognize that this is a holy war, not a secular war, being fought for entirely spiritual and abstract reasons, not for prestige or gain or terrain. But that is a tale for another day.)
The treason to the loyal Left is this: secular humanists do not significantly criticize honor-killing or the wearing of the veil; they only criticize the anti-abortion stance of the Christians. Secular humanists do not significantly criticize Muslims stoning gays to death; they only criticize the pro-marriage stance of the Christians. Secular humanists do not significantly criticize the Muslim at all, lest they be falsely accused of racism, but reserve all their criticism for Israel, the Bush Administration, and the West.