I know some of the people that read this website do not leave within the US so I understand that they may not see things as many Americans do. I can tell you this, as an American I am proud of the force used by our troops in Iraq. Why should more Americans die because we took a soft hand to people who were trying to kill us? We did not start this war, Osma Bin Laden did when he set out to destroy the United States. Our troops are over there to make sure that the people responsible are made to answer for it. As for the people who believe troops have used unnecessary force, they need to look at all of the pictures of the families walking the streets right after the 9/11 bombing looking for their loved ones. As well as the hair and tooth brushes collected to identify the parts of human beings using DNA.