It appears that 40,000 civilians were slaughtered during the "liberation" of Mosul:
So, we "saved" these people from ISIS by killing them?
Doesn't that remind you of this news bulletin from the February 8, 1968 edition of The New York Times?
BENTRE, Feb. 7 (AP) - “It became necessary to destroy the town to save it,” a United States major said today. He was talking about the decision by allied commanders to bomb and shell the town regardless of civilian casualties, to rout the Vietcong.
Apparently we have learned nothing since then except how to kill more effectively and how to get away with it.