I think I misinterpreted you, I thought you were trying to say that STID was trying to criticize drone warfare, which isn't quite the same as firing long range missiles at an enemy, a much older practice that has been reduced in modern times. Khan destroyed a secret military base of Starfleet, Bin Laden destroyed a world symbol of trade and unity. Khan had personal motives and wasn't leading an organization, Bin Laden was politically and religiously motivated. Admiral Marcus was trying to start a war with the Klingon Empire before the Klingon Empire was in a position to defeat the Federation. I'm not sure if Bush was lying or not on Iraq's alleged WMDs (I tend to lean on the lying part but I'm not entirely convinced), but Iraq appears to have been a terrible mistake, and we're still paying the price for it. Maybe some day something good will come out of the aftermath of the conflict, but probably not in our lifetimes. Are we seeing the same thing differently?