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Wednesday, September 13, 2006 

No Lessons Learned

The same scenarios that enraged me as I watched The Path to 9/11 seem to be perpetuating themselves...

FURY AS NICEY-NICE BRASS CALL OFF
STRIKE ON FUNERAL


Guess we'll just have to wait for the death of 3000 more innocents before we get a clue on how to win this war.
September 13, 2006 -- WASHINGTON - Taliban terror leaders who had gathered for a funeral - and were secretly being watched by an eye-in-the-sky American drone - dodged assassination because U.S. rules of engagement bar attacks in cemeteries, according to a shocking report.
Why do their dead garner more respect than our living?

I also couldn't believe that! They were lined up in one neat spot! I wonder if the people making the decisions have ever been in a war? Maybe they should go to Afghanistan and Iraq and get some first-hand experience! I think our guys are being asked to fight with one hand behind their backs! Stupid decisions like this put them in harm's way.

The irony of the same scenarios repeating themselves where our men on the ground get the dirty work done to help us WIN this war only to be thwarted by the so called higher-ups- It is extremely frustrating...

Hey, it's good to hear from ya linda!

Their argument obviously would be, we fight from a higher morality. But war is war and if the enemy is in your sights you take the shot! We would have never won the first or the second WW if we would have played by these rules!

It is taking all my power not to cuss a blue streak about this.

It is shameful.

Ssss: the higher morality would be to take out the lil satans that would like us all dead! (hey, if they can use that rhetoric against us...)

CUG: This is after all a family blog, yet my tongue is still healing from the biting I did to keep my cool...

The troops know there are rules of engagement. It may be frustrating- but it is understood.

Is it fair that we take theirs prisoner, feeding and sheltering them- and they torture, murder and mutilate any of ours they get? Is it fair that we stop and take the higher ground, when going low would get us to our goal faster? Hell no- but my mom always said, life's not fair, and she was right.

All's fair in love and war? Nope. I believe that in both cases, honor should rule.

We're the ones with honor, and thank goodness for that. I hope it never changes.

I can't argue with the fact that we're the ones who behave with honor. I just fear that fighting with an understood double standard is going to only hinder the mission and get more than necessary killed.

Rules are changed all the time. I suggest this one is changed very quietly, and soon.

It is interesting that some of the very same individuals who warn us that our actions create more terrorists, or at the very least cause those who are attracted to terrorism to become more desperate by backing them into a corner yet don't seem to understand that if true, this goes both ways. Since there is the double standard, what have we to lose by being more serious about killing terrorists?

By the way, have you noticed that they don't have any of our soldiers to torture? They've already tortured and killed any they've managed to capture and will continue to do so at every opportunity. I hear our service members are being careful to always save one bullet, for themselves, in the event of potential capture.

Kill the enemy where you find them under all circumstances, I say.

Of course I was raised to behave honorably and with class but with the ability to break redneck on anyone who threatens life and limb so maybe that's it. ;)

(Hi! Hope you and the fam are well. *g*)

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