One would hope we'd have made more progress than we have combating the warmongers.If you think about it this statement could have been made by someone like Toby Keith or by someone like Roger Waters. Two artists with radically different views on the war in Iraq and on the war against the Jihadists in general.
In fact this statement was made by one of those two people. How you interpret the statement and who you think made it speaks volumes.
By the way, I positively adore Roger Waters music, am going to his concert in a couple days, and fully expect to love it completely. I don't even plan to take offense when he disses my country and my president.