Do we want keep being attacked for ever? Yes, a lot of civilians would die. They already are on both sides. If you eliminate the problem complete, it won't come back. We just need to grow some balls and do it.
do you realize that the number and virulence of armed groups has been increasing steadily since 2002?
there is no way you could possibly 'win' this 'war' throwing more fire at the fire. even the military know that.
and there is no way homeland security can actually protect its citizens. that's utter nonsense.
so citizen everywhere will be paying the price for someone's war and power games. my guess is that this has already been accounted for, and your little patriotic civilian life is equally expendable and on the line as any other. good luck with your crusade.