When your responding to an attack, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS EXCESSIVE FORCE!! If innocents are killed blame those that launched the attack. The goal of terrorists (which is who we are fighting) is to merely wreck havoc on everyone. Military leaders who ignore this should be canned. Semper Fi Marines.
Amen brother—there is no such thing as excessive force. I have said ad nauseum until we go “Roman” on these barbarians there will be no victory, only attrition in a pointless occupation. Leave not one stone standing uopn another and do it until they say “we surrender unconditionally and gratefully accept your generous offer to xerox and implement under martial law the US Constitution, just stop killing us and we will behave”.