The U.S. has troops in places like Afghanistan and Iraq, and numerous other countries, and there's some definite sabre rattling happening right now in the direction of Iran from some quarters. Often times western powers are battling with religious extremists, Islamic fundamentalist with an extreme interpretation of the Muslim holy book, the Koran.
You might expect to see quotes like this from leaders in countries like Iran or from the Taliban in Afghanistan:
"This is not a political war at all. This is not a cultural war. This is a spiritual war."
Oooops, that was from Republican presidential nominee Rick Santorum. Okay, let me cite a quote from a U.S. right-winger then. Something which speaks to what we've come to expect from the Theo-Con camp of the GOP.
"This is a war between two willpowers: the willpower of the people and the willpower of their enemies".
Almost sounds like it was taken from a speech by G.W. Bush himself doesn't it? Um, oops again. That isn't Santorum or Bush, that quote is from Iran's supreme leader, the Ayatollah.
Ah well, that's what happens when you try to sift through extremist rhetoric, its hard to tell the opposing sides apart because...well, with religious nuts, they're all convinced they have the All Mighty's blessing.