WE ARE GOING TO BIND AND GAG YOU, BREAKING BOTH YOUR KNEE-CAPS BUT...
...we want to you to fight and win a war.
First I head of our troops being forced to give the Miranda rights of US citizens to terrorists on the battlefield: "you have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney..." No, I'm not kidding.
In addition, our men and women are completely hamstrung by rules of engagement put in place by those that cannot live with the fact that war is...uh....you know, WAR, and therefore not neat, tidy and pretty.
It's just SO offensive to those of delicate sensibilities sitting in their professorial chairs, sipping fine chablis. They see our soldiers as sometimes necessary moronic cave-men that need to be refined (ie. ball-snipped), if not totally eliminated.
So go fight, but you can't fight. Stand there and die. Garsh, I wonder why so many more are being killed? They're not just being killed by the Taliban. They are being killed by the left.
Moonbattery has the whole ugly story. Among some of the rules of engagement:
• 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.
Predictably, the Taliban, not being as stupid as our highly-evolved leftist elite, are using our idiocy to kill more of us.
Just as they are using our legal system and multi-cultural pc enforcement against us.
But don't say that the left don't support the troops! Hatemonger.