It was not that long ago that the attacks of the extremists occurred. 9/11/2001 to be exact. But, I think that we have allowed ourselves to forget about this, and the aftermath. But, as a nation, we seem to have forgotten most of it. What a pity.
Red State has an article that may revive your memories, especially in light of the administration plans to release a number of Jihadists from Gitmo. You can read the Red State article here.