I think that was made abundantly clear when our Marines were disarmed for the Panetta visit.
That it was done for the most politically correct of reasons was bad enough, but that not one “higher up” stepped forward to even question/discuss the rationale behind it.
Not one put forward the possibility that it might further erode the morale of our troops, or worse, reinforce the appearance of weakness to our enemies.
Heavenly Father, protect them.
Two years ago, my son was a 20-year-old Marine Lance Corproal in Iraq. Not Afghanistan, and not in a combat situation.
But I can vasualize -- more, I can feel in my body --- what happened to this young American when an Afghan "ally" shot him in the back of the head.
I can't express the horror.
That one upset me too. No reasonable excuse, whatsoever for the disarming.