The right wingers just want to go kill the stupid terrorists.
And who exactly is a terrorist? That's the problem. The US Government has arrested and detained innocent people in the past. The US Government has mistakenly killed innocent people presumed to be terrorists in the past. Almost every anti-terrorism operation kills civilians. So "Just want to go kill stupid terrorists." also means invading Iraq, destabilizing the country and arguably creating the environment in which ISIS emerged. So saying that liberals are creating a disaster through inaction is no more true than saying that conservatives are creating a disaster through action. However when inaction and action both produce equally terrible outcomes--maybe the cheaper option is the better terrible outcome. That's not to say that every action is certainly or even most likely worse than inaction but it is to say that "Just go kill stupid terrorists" is not a logically acceptable path. It costs lives, it costs money and it will inevitably kill far more than 140 civilians so it had better be pretty clearly superior to inaction.
Lastly it was conservatives who opened Guantanamo and refuse to close it, conservatives who passed the Patriot Act, conservatives who called anti-war activists "treasonous". It's pretty hard to take the high road on liberties unless you mean "Gun Control" which is as much an innate right as "The Right to Own High Explosives" which nobody claims because thankfully it wasn't deemed sensible 300 years ago to say "the people's right to bare C4 shall not be infringed.".