About bombing civilians... Civilians will turn against whatever party is responsible for the bombings. Obviously to us that is the terrorists. A small number of civilians are killed accidentally by our forces. This makes it even more important to send ground troops--ground troops are more precise and discriminate than airpower. If we establish a good security over there, a security that the Afghan government can maintain, we gain the favor of civilians and prevent them from terrorist recruitment.
Your post reeks of conspiracy theory. And you should realize that it's not all rednecks over there. It's men, women, sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters from all over the US. Show some respect--they believe in the mission.