Yes however back in the "good old days" the USA wasnt a mere 12 hours flight away from almost anywhere on earth and there wasnt a billion or so muslims parked around the world with the means to extract a bit of revenge of their own.
Something to remember when advocating such things is that you would be targetting an entire religion in doing this which would be the greatest recruiting poster you could give the likes of Osama.
I really do find it hard to understand the "crusade" mentality people exhibit at times.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld