Obama doesn't want to disturb terrorists at night in Afghanistan

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    Okay Obama, this is really stupid.

    So as not to upset anyone, Obama doesn't want terrorists disturbed at night in Afghanistan.

    AP Exclusive US to tighten rules on Afghan raids - Road Runner

    US to tighten rules on Afghan raids
    Published - Jan 21 2010 06:06PM EST

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    KABUL— NATO forces in Afghanistan are preparing to limit night raids on private homes, even if it means losing some tactical advantage, to curb rising public anger.

    NATO spokesman Rear Adm. Gregory Smith told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview that a directive would be issued soon to set down the new rules.

    Nighttime raids on private homes have emerged as the Afghans' No. 1 complaint after Gen. Stanley McChrystal limited the use of airstrikes and other weaponry last year. The U.S. and allied nations have made protecting the population a priority over the use of massive firepower as they seek to undermine support for the Taliban.

    "It addresses the issue that's probably the most socially irritating thing that we do _ and that is entering people's homes at night," Smith said Wednesday at his office in Kabul. He would not elaborate pending a formal announcement.

    The U.S.-led force has become increasingly sensitive to complaints by Afghan civilians as part of a renewed effort to win support among the public and lure people away from the Taliban. Night operations risk offending Afghan sensitivity about men entering homes where women are sleeping.
     
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    Not to mention interrputing a little of the in-out.
     
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    He is such a moron.
     
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    So then what will they complain about? Their milk man is late? I'm getting more and more disgusted with the Afghan government, and her people.
     
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    I think all those goats would think that's baaaaaaaad.
     
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    Was smoking allowed aboard the enterprise?
     
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    Obama has effectively tied our soldier's hands behind their backs.
     
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    Well, this could be considered torture by Obama.

    After all, terrorists need their beauty sleep too.

    It would be most mean for american forces to disturb them out of sound sleep and arrest them.
     
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    Oh my gosh.....is that all it takes for Obama to change his procedures/diplomacy? Hell let us all complain about his agenda so he changes that as well:eusa_angel:

    ohhhh wait a minute I guess he only listens when it is another nation complaining :cuckoo:

    Yes I remember when he limited air support last year for the ground troops...the place blew up in violence and more soldiers killed and wounded whilst bombers sat on the tarmac.
     
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    Raids can and will continue at night. Just no more "general" sweeps that do nothing more then wake up and piss off Afghans sleeping. Now one must have more REAL information for a raid then, "well we haven't run one today yet have we?".

    An Occupation is a balancing act, one must not so piss off the local population that it refuses to cooperate or no matter HOW MANY TROOPS you have you will fail your mission.

    I am sure the MILITARY wants the ability to raid anytime it wants to but that want has to be coupled with the requirements and the effects of that decision and the mission.
     

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