How long can we ask our bravest to continue this blood-money farce in Afghanistan and Iraq? They signed up to serve us, but end up wiping iraqi & aghani asses and taking care of their problems for them. These countries are just filled with people that hate us, yet we continue to "kill them with kindness." Unfortunately, that kindness and political correctness has proved the most deadly weapon against our soldiers. After what happened at Ft. Hood, it's obvious the military is worried much more about political correctness than the security and safety of our troops. Sure, we could've removed Hassan before he brutally murdered 13 adults and 1 unborn innocent child, but that might hurt muslims' feelings, and we can't have that!
Worst of all is the suicidal rules of engagement(ROE) for our troops. The actual ROEs are said to be classified U.S. and NATO secrets, but based on individual soldier accounts, those restrictions include the following:
No night or surprise searches
Villagers are to be warned prior to searches
Afghan National Army, or ANA, or Afghan National Police, or ANP, must accompany U.S. units on searches
U.S. soldiers may not fire at insurgents unless they are preparing to fire first
U.S. forces cannot engage insurgents if civilians are present
Only women can search women
Troops can fire on insurgents if they catch them placing an IED but not if insurgents walk away from where the explosives are.
So, anyone out there really believe we can win this? It's obvious our leaders don't have the stomach for what must be done. After all, the guy in charge has waited 3 months to do what his hand-picked general told him to do in the first place. 3 months of soldiers dying, families weeping for their lost sons and daughters, before Barack Hussein Obama could even decide on a strategy at all.
How can we keep asking our soldiers and our families to endure this? How long can they stay loyal to a man that doesn't seem loyal to the Constitution they've all been sworn to uphold? Would you go to war under the ROEs listed above?