Originally Posted by dirk digler
How else do you defeat your enemy in war? By Showing them naked pictures of yourself?
By defanging them.
These terrorist organizations get more recruits and better recruits when we're inciting an entire subcontinent to hate us. We also give them rhetorical ammunition with Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, and Bagram, by burning the Koran in hate, by terrorizing entire countries, by speaking in "war of civilization" terms and treating terrorists as Glorious Warriors rather than as mere criminals, and by backing the unnecessary settlements expansion on the West Bank. So on and so forth.
Of course, even if you embraced drone warfare, the complete lack of accountability should make one nervous.