Originally Posted by TK-8252
So in order to defeat fanatics... you must become a fanatic yourself.
That would be a great justification for turning the U.S. into an authoritarian religious dictatorship with no freedoms as a result of the 9/11 attacks.
What does that have to do with anything?
It was a full fledged "legal" war that had been going on for almost 6 years at the time. This has nothing to do with political systems, it's warfare.
It's like asking Allied soldiers to underperform so that they don't look like their Wehrmacht counterpart.
Allied forces committed plenty of atrocities without having political systems similar to Nazi Germany or Imperial Japan (except for Russia).
If you asked me if we should nuke anyone under the current political situation of the world, I'll say no. You simply cannot apply the same logic with both time periods and both situations.