Friday, July 9, 2010

Wage War not Directives

Standing by on a hilltop, Soldiers with the 10...Image via Wikipedia
In the movie Aliens, after being directed not to use a list of weapons, one of the characters asked his commanding officer, "What are we supposed to use, harsh language?!" For the United States soldiers fighting in Afghanistan the question may be the same. 

While being attacked US fighting forces are having to check through a series of directives meant to reduce civilian causalities before even returning fire.

"This is not how you fight a war, at least not in Kandahar," said a soldier at the outpost who described the incident, which occurred last month, on the condition of anonymity. "We've been handcuffed by our chain of command."  (The Washington Post)

This is exactly why Democrats are lousing at war. War is hell. War is defeating and destroying the enemy. Sometime that means even destroying the enemies will to fight.That is not what our troops are being directed to do.

Ann Coulter says, "Based on Obama’s rules of engagement for our troops in Afghanistan, we’re apparently not even fighting a war. The greatest fighting force in the world is building vocational schools and distributing cheese crackers to children."

Directing soldiers to not fight is like telling Mohammad Ali not to jab, Michael Jordan not to slam-dunk, Albert Pujos not to hit a home run, do you get the point?

Personally I believe Afghanistan is not the place to fight. But President O-Bomb-Us has decided we will wage "war" in Afghanistan. OK then, destroy the enemy and get out!

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