We as Americans must understand that Freedom isn't free. Those American forces fighting in Iraq are stemming the probability that similar altercations don't happen here in America. The muslims certainly cannot hide in America for too long. Vengance by the American people if attacked, would be unparralled. Maybe make Vlad look like a boyscout.
BTTT. Our forces there are attracting them like flies to a pile of manure. To the extent that they go there, they aren't here in our streets attacking our largely unarmed, unprotected populace. To the extent that we kill them, they can't kill any more innocents. Our soldiers are heroes, because they willingly go in Harm's way to protect us - and the strategy is smart because it keeps the vermin far away from our homes.