Would you authorize the deploying of rigged triggers and the use of technology that would explode IEDs when there is a chance of collateral damage ?
Yes. Of course like you I've been arguing against the ridiculous rules of engagement our troops are supposed to follow. People can't seem to understand the primary purpose of our military is to do great violence when called on, and this enemy only understands violence.
Anyone with half a conscience is concerned about collateral damage, but are these bombmakers making the bombs in the middle of street or are they doing so from their safehouses or some other outpost? I'm betting they aren't making them in public so what kind of collateral damage are we talking about? And what kind of message would it send to the Jihadists when their bombs start detonating in their hands?
I think it would tell them you're messing with the wrong people and you'd better be looking over your shoulder, 'cause we're coming after you and you have no idea when and where. Killing and/or putting fear in a terrorist's mind, what a novel idea.