I suspect that a funeral would include women, children, etc. It is a tempting target, but the bad publicity, collateral damage might be worse that the benefit to taking out the bad guys.
It is because we don't have the right to run around killing terrorist twice. Once is good tactics twice is just mean.[/sarcasm] Once bitten twice shy?
Sorry, but if there's 190 Taliban gathered there, out in the wide open? Hose them down with a couple of AC-130s and then drop some GBUs to see how far the body parts bounce.
In World War II we gutted the hearts of some of Europe's greatest and oldest cities and killed hundreds of thousands of civilians as collateral damage. We killed a hundred and thirty thousand in Tokyo and made a million and a half homeless IN ONE NIGHT. War is a nasty, unpleasant, horrible business. But when it is fought, it must be fought to win, and that means civilians will unavoidably die.
I don't doubt that this is indeed the case. But these animals are always going to hide in the presence of innocents. Even when we pick them off one-by-one, we get the sob stories about collateral damage.
We need to have the courage to do what needs to be done to win this war as soom as possible. Taking a media hit in exchange for 190 tangos in a time of war should be a no-brainer.
Forgive me for being a mean, evil person, but I am not sympathetic towards the wives and children of taliban. The women will just make more islamofascists and the children will grow up to make IED's or be homicide bombers.
And why is it that we would get bad publicity from taking out the enemy, and yet homicide bombers get a brief mention in the news but the victims' grieving families and children are never shown? Iraqi army recruits are blown to bits nearly every day, and I have yet to see our journalists doing stories on their brave families or the recruits themselves, who were trying to grab democracy by the horns and trying to make their country a better place?!?!
And how many Americans will be killed or wounded by those Taliban AHs from that cemetary? This is not a friendship contest - we are talking American lives!