Destabilized region vs stabilized-ish region. Apples meet oranges.
Great for him. I would prefer a leader that has to make hard decisions in not so easy of a fashion. One who considers the humanitarian cost. Someone with a conscience.
Your comparison is way out of whack. Very different scenarios, but if you maintained your logic the US should have dropped first strike on Russia for the on going Ukraine business. I wonder how that would balance in your books.. "OMG! War! Blood! Conflict! YISSSSS! Oh no! Not versus playboy Putin! My pleats in my pants are unsure which side to raise up for!". Silly statement for sure, but we all get a man-crush now and then. Mine is still Vin Diesel.
What a man what a man what a mighty good man!