Well, I don’t think bombing a city is necessarily the best way to approach a problem (notice I think Islamic facism is a problem), but neither is ignoring them and yanking on Patton’s chain like Roosevelt did. We have this very ineffective way of handling war these days – beat ’em just enough to make ’em “rethink their wrongness” and hopefully turn to the right. It’s a fairly innocuous way of being politically correct in war.
But the only problem is that war never really is “politcally correct”. It can’t be dressed up in suits and ties. It is the worst of mankind, killing each other and taking life. But it is at times a necessity, and when necessary, it should be done as quickly and as effectively as possible. None of this placating our conscience with a “nice” war. It’s stupid.