The Insanity of the U.S. Military's Rules of Engagement

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    How much more stupid can this country get? These guys are fighting a WAR for goodness sakes! Anyone happen to see Luttrell's interview on Fox cable this week?

    Death by Rules of Engagement
    By Diana West
    August 17, 2007

    Now that Marcus Luttrell's book, "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10," is a national bestseller, maybe Americans are ready to start a discussion about the core issue his story brings to light: the inverted morality and insanity of U.S. military rules of engagement.

    http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/DianaWest/2007/08/17/death_by_the_rules_of_engagement Scroll down to Diana West
     
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    It is an unfortunate situation, but I agree with the rules of engagement. I don't think it would have been appropriate to murder "three unarmed Afghan goatherds, one a teenager... [who] would probably alert the Taliban to the their whereabouts." Maybe it is just me, but I am squarely against murdering innocents when it can be avoided. Also, as a practical matter, I can't envision winning the Afghan population over if we start murdering (not just killing through unavoidable collateral damage) their unarmed civilians.
     
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    Is this where we start trying to rationalize cold blooded murder and targeting innocent civilians?

    Disgusting!
     
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    No---that was already done by bin laden and his cult and approved by everyone who even slightly insinuates that his victims on several continents "had it coming".
     
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    That was kind of random.
     
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    The article is attempting to make a case for deliberately murdering innocent civilians who get in our way.....and instead of dealing with that, you just come up with nonsense.

    Again, you fail to deal with the actual issues and use some strawman argument for your own convenience. Its transparent.
     
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    Ah so bin laden did it so we can do it? What fabulous morals you have there.
     
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    I understand fully---innocent civilians were in bin ladens' way. He murdered them. His apologists, Ward Churchill and you, seem to believe that these civilians are victims or US foreign policy. Al Qaeda and other extremist use the old "kill all the innocents" quite frequently in Iraq SIMPLY FOR THE FEAR AND OUTRAGE it causes. The problem is that people don't hold them accountable. Why do you give them a free pass to kill innocent they feel like killing ? Why to you try to expalin that when they kill innocents it is the natural result of something the US did?
     
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    What? According to you we already do that, even though it is perfectly clear we do no such thing.
     
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    I repeat, you already claim we are doing just that. Which is it?
     

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