Between May 1917 and November 1918, 1.5 million American soldiers were transported to France. What if we had made a similar effort in Iraq?
Instead of having 150,000 soldiers in a sea of 70 million Muslims, we would then have a million soldiers in a sea of 700 million Muslims.
It's pretty much that simple. The problem is self-sustaining, and we are the problem. Making the numbers bigger just makes the problem bigger.