Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
When that happens it's best that politicians stay out of it and allow the military do what they are best at what they do.
Unfortuanly there are two problems that America had to face in the past.
The National Security Act of 1947 that gave too much power to civilians over the military.
And the left wing who have politicize every ****ing thing on the planet.
First it was global freezing then global warming, environmental change and a half of dozen other labels put on climate change. The left politicized it and that's why nothing is being done. Libs/progressive have to politicize every ****ing thing in the world from a ****ing owl in a tree, the car you drive, guns, Big Gulps, smoking, contraceptives, to even buggery.
As soon as the left politicized the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan our enemies noticed and stepped up the fight.
The same thing happened in 1968 after the VC got beaten to a bloody pulp and what was left of the NVA fled into Laos and Cambodia.
It wasn't until NAFTA that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and multi nationally owned corporations entered the immigration debate.
The military had written orders what their mission was. To topple Saddam Hussein's regime.
After that mission was accomplished came occupation. But unlike W.H. Bush who went to war during Desert Storm with Reagan's military (500,000) G.W. Bush went to war with Clintons military, all 150,000 of them.
Enough boots on the ground to accomplish regime change but not the 400,000 or 500,000 needed for occupation.