IMO, the point that he is missing is that bombs are just another tool in the toolbox. There are many cases where they are the best tool, and many cases where they are not. It all depends on the situation at hand. Of course, the same is true of every other weapon and military force... sometimes you want the army, sometimes the air force, some times spec-ops, some times a combination, etc.
I wish that someone would actually look at getting back off the plane. There is always a huge bottleneck at the point where people are getting into the aisle... if people were encouraged to let people who are already in the aisle and have all their stuff go past them, I suspect that you could empty the plane 2x faster than what it normally takes.