They are holed up around a mosque considered on of 'holiest sites' of the Shiites. The solution? Destroy it. But this might cause the shiite majority in Iraq to rebel against the coalition... Our job is to destroy the enemy threat while minimizing U.S. casualties, not Iraqi casualties. If this incites more people to rebel then more people will get killed, it's as simple as that. But then other towns might be outraged! Then we blow up their mosques too. And finally we just govern from the sky and from our Navy fleet. Any 'problematic' areas should be dismembered through cruise missiles and airstrikes. The objective in war is to eliminate your enemies capacity to wage war. You must break their spirit, their will to fight, you must make them realize that resistance leads only to mass death and suffering.