13 September 2006

Insane restraint

If this is true, the war effort in Afghanistan is being crippled by mind-bogglingly irrational rules of engagement.

Apparently a large gathering of enemy leaders was observed, but not attacked, because the rules of engagement forbid attacks in cemeteries. By this logic, if the Taliban and al-Qa'idah held all their meetings in cemeteries, they would be immune from harm.

Killing these Taliban would have weakened the enemy and thus prevented some number of future American and allied casualties. Are the corpses in Afghan cemeteries more sacred than the living bodies of our soldiers?

News reports are sometimes erroneous or incomplete. I can only hope there is some rational explanation which somehow got omitted from the article.

Found via Conservative Fireman.

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