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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I'm All In Favor Of Respect, But This Is Ridiculous

A Quickie to start our day from the New York Post:

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.

U.S. intelligence officers in Afghanistan are still fuming about the recent lost opportunity for an easy kill of Taliban honchos packed in tight formation for the burial, NBC News reported.

The unmanned airplane, circling undetected high overhead, fed a continuous satellite feed of the juicy target to officers on the ground.

"We were so excited. I came rushing in with the picture," one U.S. Army officer told NBC.
But that excitement quickly turned to gut-wrenching frustration because the rules of engagement on the ground in Afghanistan blocked the U.S. from mounting a missile or bomb strike in a cemetery, according to the report.

Pentagon officials declined comment and referred The Post to Central Command officers in Afghanistan, who did not respond to a request for comment or explanation.

Agonizingly, Army officers could do nothing but watch the pictures being fed back from the drone as the Taliban splintered into tiny groups - too small to effectively target with the drone - and headed back to their mountainside hideouts.

What kind of happy horse-hockey is this? Is this how we conduct a war? We play politically-correct games when our enemy is in sight? You know what folks, I think it's high time we look at both Pakistan and Afghanistan, and remind them what we have done to help them, and remember that lovely little carrot that we've handed to them. Yep, I'm talking about the aid and the money to get their third-world countries back up and running.

If this sort of target had presented itself in World War II, you can bet your house on the fact that we would have bombed the snot out of that funeral, and we wouldn't have given a rat's patootie who we offended. This is stupid. It's asinine. And above all, if I were the one on the ground making the call, the Predator drone would have waxed those dozen or so high-level targets, and I would have dealt with the repercussions tomorrow.

We're in a war. We don't have time to be playing these sorts of games.

Publius II


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