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Posted on 05/18/2010 6:08:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
War On Terror: Attempts to punish the Haditha Marines and Navy SEALs for their courage and bravery under fire failed. Now some would reward timidity and cowardice with a medal for "courageous restraint" under fire.
A nonsensical proposal circulating in the Kabul headquarters of the International Security Forces in Afghanistan would give a medal to soldiers in battle who show restraint in the use of deadly force in situations where civilian casualties might result.
This will not protect civilians as much as it will endanger the lives of our troops.
Our soldiers are already disciplined and trained not to wantonly kill civilians. In Iraq and Afghanistan, they've placed themselves repeatedly at risk in an environment in which the enemy wears civilian clothes and uses civilians as human shields. Such an award would embolden the Taliban to continue, knowing that our soldiers will have an extra incentive to hesitate.
Giving a medal for not shooting after having been shot at was proposed by British Major Gen. Nick Carter, ISAF's regional commander, during a recent visit to Sgt. Maj. Mike Hall of the Kandahar Army Command and the top U.S. enlisted member in Afghanistan. That it was not laughed right out of the tent is as disturbing as the idea itself.
"In some situations our forces face in Afghanistan," explained Air Force Lt. Col. Todd Sholtis, a command spokesman, such restraint "is an act of discipline and courage not much different than those combat actions that merit awards for valor.
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I didn’t know it was first proposed by a Brit. But considering all that they’re doing to accommodate Muslims, I’m not surprised.
If they had this during WWII, you would be speaking Japenese or German today.
Let me guess, the medal will have a green and yellow checked background with the image of a black chicken on it?
Just a pure “yellow” medal will do, thank you.
It does not surprise me either
Nah the chicken needs to be in there too.
Sorry, you are right ... if you have a medal for cowardice, it should include a chicken. LOL!
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