Originally Posted by Direckshun
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.
I don't disagree with your statement about Gitmo and abuse but in the end you either try to win them over somehow or you kill them.
For example in Iraq, we really didn't destroy the enemy we paid them off, but some people can't be paid off so you do what you have to do to make sure they don't kill Americans.