"And even then it's unlikely the current president will have the stones for it."
He would not go to war against another muslim country.
Those weren't Muslims, they were "militants." Do try to keep up.
Sir, are you suggesting that the gap-jawed yokels manning the metal detectors are not up to the task? I quit eating fast food, not because of the quality, but because of the people I had to communicate with to get it.
The Russians tend to have a more robust attitude to these people than us, so perhaps for now we shall have to settle for eradication at second hand untill we summon up the nerve to undertake the messy inevitable task of putting things to right.
"Draining their gene pool" is right. And using small air-launched, precision-optically-guided weapons is a hellofa fine way to do it. Only too slow.
One solution is to use the most recent Russian bombing to team up: Tell em we won't oppose any method they deem fit. Then later, go back and ask them to approve us upping the ante to, oh, 250 kilotons per drone shot. This will get a lot of attention from all the right people.