The mistake seems to be in “worrying” about “collateral damage,” which is something that never seemed to concern Darius, Alexander, Caesar, Saladin, Charlemagne, Atilla, Napoleon, Wellington, Washington, or Patton.
Collateral damage was invented by the Democrats for the first Democrat Korean War (Truman), and then it was used again in the Democrat (Kennedy, Johnson) Viet Nam War, because these “wars” were never real wars and neither were they ever intended to be won outright.
Neither is Muslim “the war on terror” ever meant to be definitively won, or it would have been won a long, long, long time ago.
Are you trying to tell me that millions of Muslim people cannot throw off and kill a few thousand of their Muslim attackers IF THEY WANT TO?
Did you see them sawing off heads of bound women by Muslims, just like chunks of corned beef, in the soccer stadium, at the beginning of the Afghan War? I did.
Why weren’t the Muslim Taliban and all the rest of them just torn apart by mobs?
Why don’t you just look up a few “live” Muslim beheadings on YouTube?
Luke 11:23 (ESV) Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters
The U.S. is expected to spend nearly $6 trillion through 2018 on costs related to the wars waged in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria since 2001.