There is ...
a quirk in Arab culture, one that encourages the support of lost causes.
The term "cut your losses and move on" is not as popular in the Arab world as it is in the West.
The Dogs of War - Lessons of the 20th Century.
By Victor Davis Hanson,
I would not wish to fight the United States - either militarily, politically, or culturally. For every threat, our history teaches us that Americans offer not just a rejoinder, but the specter of a devastating answer of a magnitude almost inconceivable to those now chanting and threatening in the streets of the Middle East. Do they have any idea of what sort of dangerous people we really are?