Maybe it's just my view, but I suspect MANY - if not MOST - people agree.
IF we are going to militarily involve in another county in a battle/war context, we should do so as a massive, unstopped fast rolling destruction against all possible enemies whatever it takes short of WMDs - OR DON'T GET INVOLVED AT ALL.
These endless policing actions that go on for years and years, decade after decade - with an endless trickle of body bags and perpetually full hospital beds - and with a constant of lose of civilian lives too - is absurd and intolerable.
Either go to war - level ISIL/ISIS villages, towns and cities while on constant, unstoppable attack (for which civilians should evacuate and not our blame if they won't or the enemy uses them for shields) - until there are no safe haven's left - OR DON'T INVOLVE.
Our military are NOT free perpetual cops for other countries.
Your message is 100% false. If Germany or Japan had used civilians as hostages, slave labor etc, that did NOT stop bombing, artillery or even leveling the entire town. Civilians should get out of the path of armies. If one side prevents them doing so to use them as hostages, it is that side that is responsible for their deaths due to using them as shields and hostages.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
He who knows the least obeys the best.
32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
Its a lost cause. As much as I am for a good fight and defeating evil. There is no win here no matter what.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)