I wonder when the GOP and the NeoCons will begin accusing Obama of killing American boys in Afghanistan?
The real comparison is not sending the troops, but handcuffing them when they get there. There have already been instances where troops under ambush were denied artillery support because of new ROE that are make avoiding civilian casualties the top priority over our troops lives. And like Vietnam, the enemy has a border they can flee accross for sanctuary when things get too hot.
Most absurd, how are military intelligence supposed to get info when prisoners must be read Miranda rights and provided a lawyer, and our guys will be court marshalled if they punch one in the mouth during capture?
IMHO, Obama wants to lose.
and Mr Ficklin—
just what kind of outcome do you think results when a half-hearted, political derived policy calculation smacks up against an enemy with the will to win?
Got any history on that opinion?