Fight them over there so we donât have to face them here. The way I understand this is that the people in charge want to keep American citizens / residents out of the cross fire of opposing forces. To keep guerrilla warfare out of our own cities. Is this true? Now forgetting about potential American civilian casualties for a moment. Is there a military tactical advantage to fighting in buildings âover thereâ opposed to âover hereâ? I donât think so. Could the military do a better job if the insurgency was on their side? I think so. Now exchanging the lives of American civilians for the lives of Iraqi civilians by taking the fight to âthemâ, what morally has changed? Are not we, as American civilians, condoning the use of human shields, (those of the Iraqi civilians) by letting our fear of confronting danger here in our own country dictate the decision to carry the war abroad? And thereby creating our own opposing insurgency? If we let our fear control our actions, are we not cowards? Courage is doing the right / moral thing no matter how afraid we are. How are we not a nation of cowards by living by the motto of âFight them over there so we donât have to face them hereâ?