Originally Posted by BigRedChief
I agree, it horrible that we are killing innocent people. It lowers us from the moral high ground. But, it is war and if the enemy is hiding in the civilian populace, they are endangering their own people.
Jihadist terrorist networks rely on rhetoric and the impression of a civilizational struggle.
If we fought terrorism as a criminal matter rather than a civilizational struggle matter, we could go a long way to deflating the effectiveness of that rhetoric.