It seems that whenever America is depicted as rising from her slumber in righteous indignation and slapping the snot out of someone who is murdering her citizens, the liberals crawl out en-masse from under their dark, comfortable rocks to hurl chilling accusations of, well, what carpet bombing accomplishes - the killing of innocents.
Let me give a clue to the clueless, that is the purpose of killing the enemy. That is the exact purpose and the only purpose; to drive them to surrender and force them to forgo any further attempts to harm you. That is what we did in WWII. We killed so-called innocent civilians by the hundreds of thousands; though not entirely innocent as many of them were contributing to the war effort by producing food, munitions, vehicles, fuel, clothing, etc.
The Allies could not allow these supplies to be produced for the Axis war machine without some form of impedance. Ergo, strategic bombing, AKA Carpet Bombing.
We didn't do that by proclamation or negotiation. We did it by slaughtering them. It worked rather well for the Romans and things really haven't changed that much since then.
In September of 1939 there were 25 German cities with populations from several hundred thousand up to a half million or more. By May, 1945, eighteen of those cities were mostly rubble. Almost sixty per cent of Dresden was reduced to smoking ruin and ashes in three days of incendiary bombing, killing 25,000. It is estimated that at least 305,000 German civilians were killed through Allied bombing attacks. Hell, we even bombed a Polish city held by the Germans, Swinoujscie, on March 12, 1945, killing perhaps as many as 23,000 Poles in a single day!
The US Army Air Corps bombed Tokyo (100,000 dead) and then nuked two other cities killing over a quarter million people. Total Japanese civilian deaths were estimated between 500,000 and 1,000,000. But that pales in comparison as to what they did to other countries. The Japanese Imperial Army killed 400,000 Korean civilians, about 1.5 million in French Indochina, almost a million in the Philippines, another quarter million in Burma and they are still counting the dead in China - perhaps as many as 10 to 15 million. Over 300,000 in one city alone (Nanking).
And of course there were those nice, friendly Germans who loved to sing and dance, drink great beer, make love to their wives and take long, loving walks with their children. And let's not forget those crafty Japanese with their love of gardening and intricate tea ceremonies and those beautiful paper whatever the hell it is that they scrunch up to look like a constipated giraffe.
Don't entertain any false notions, both the friendly Germans and kindly-good-to-their-parents Japanese pulled the triggers that sent 850,000 American, British and Australian GI's to their Creator.
When push comes to shove, the Muslims will act exactly the same way they're been acting for 1,400 years. But unlike the Germans, they get a bonus; they get virgins for cutting your throat and buggering your corpse. Filthy savages.