What you think is "shallow thinking" is the reality underneath the veil of civilization. Sorry if it makes you uncomfortable, but the fact remains.
Longwarjournal.com has better coverage of the war on Muslim jihadists than anyone. Bill Roggio, Tom Joscelyn, and the others involved there really know their stuff.
The bad part about that attack is that they obviously didn't use enough force to make sure of the job. The two most valuable jihadists at the meeting were only wounded. I don't see any excuse for that. If you know they're all in one bunker, you use big enough bombs, and enough of them, to make sure not a single person there could possibly survive.
If it had been up to the military, I'm sure they would have done that. But I know damn well that in planning an air strike on the number one jihadist in ISIS and the apparent murderer-on-video of several innocent people, including Americans, Barack Obama had the last word. And I strongly suspect the reason the two bigshots lived to murder more people is that he insisted on using too much restraint.
They were under a house in Al Qaim, and someone got overly concerned about civilian casualties. It's always right to be concerned about innocent lives, but never at the expense of letting bastards like these get away. Remember that 40,000 French civilians were killed by the Allies in the course of driving the Germans out of France after D-Day--there just was no other way.
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan