You guys all know what I think about our current war situation. You know that I think we were misled in a purposeful fashion. I don’t want to rehash that entire issue, but I have two questions. Are we really at war? If so, why aren’t we trying to win?
The government told us that Osama’s men from Afghanistan hijacked some planes and hit the Twin Towers, Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. America waged the War on Terror and has been sacrificing our young men and women for the cause. If the safety of our country is at stake, why didn’t we take out the 100+ Taliban members congregating in the sight of our drone?
In a statement released Wednesday, the U.S. military in Afghanistan said the picture “” a grainy black-and-white photo taken in July “” was given to a journalist to show that Taliban insurgents were congregating in large groups. The statement said U.S. forces considered attacking.
“During the observation of the group over a significant period of time, it was determined that the group was located on the grounds of (the) cemetery and were likely conducting a funeral for Taliban insurgents killed in a coalition operation nearby earlier in the day,” the statement said. “A decision was made not to strike this group of insurgents at that specific location and time.”…
…NBC News had quoted one Army officer who was involved with the spy mission as saying “we were so excited” that the group had been spotted and was in the sights of a U.S. drone. But the network quoted the officer, who was not identified, as saying that frustration soon set in after the officers realized they couldn’t bomb the funeral under the military’s rules of engagement.
What?? I am neither hawk nor pacifist, but either we are at war because our country is in peril or we are playing war games. I have no military experience and am by no means even textbook educated on the rules of war, but it seems to me that if we have to protect ourselves, we should do it decisively. If our government can justify bending the rules to “fight the terrorists on their lands instead of ours” why is this “rules of engagement” thing such a big deal?
America is experiencing a mindblowing assault to the very liberty she is to protect. The assault, from within our own government, is disguised by this war on terror. The information coming out of D.C. would have us trembling in fear, and yet our government is pussyfooting around over on our enemies’ turf. It kind of makes one think that our enemies aren’t so dangerous. I am seriously asking for someone to explain the reasoning here because from my viewpoint, something seems a little off in the Land of the Free.