As time goes on and military technology is such that we can now take out our enemy from far away.<quoted text>Some here should follow this entire string of comments on the thread. A comment was posted about Republicans bombing the sh!t out of people. I responded with Obama flying drones at them. My point, that went over so many heads here, is that both parties are doing it. Instead of admitting that Obama bombs people too they had to turn it to "would you rather have our boys and girls in harms way?" BTW they are Men and women not boys and girls. Last I heard we only allow adults to enlist. Typical Liberal, change the subject instead of admitting someone else is right too.
Personally, I think that Bush 1 did the right thing in Desert Storm. We fought that primarily with air power. The troops on the ground were a lot less in harms way than in other wars. But if you drop bombs or fly drones at them you still have the people who scream about collateral damage(foreign innocents dying). It can't be both ways. Air wars keep our troops safer but have increased collateral damage. Ground wars enable you to be more selective of targets and keep collateral damage down but increases the risk to our troops. Take your pick.
Yes we will always have collateral damage, but boots on the ground will always finish the job, but at the same time will stir up trouble, with the locals.
Let's not forget who we are fightning over there, for the most part they are a very simple people, but not all. There will always be those that will take the killing to us directly.......be ready for it and don't be surprised when it happens. One of my biggest worry's is a cyber attack/attacks, no blood just a complete collaspe of our way of life.
But again we are moving on with different types of attacks....call it military or whatever.
As a Liberal, I hope I did not change the subject, if I did just let me know and we can discuss these issues one at a time. As a Liberal I am not always right and I do like to hear from Conservatives about these issues, as they are not always wrong.