Skip to comments.Statement by the father of Lance Cpl. Hunter “H.D.” Hogan (KIA 06/23/12 Re: ROE)
Posted on 07/08/2012 1:28:25 PM PDT by huldah1776
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Please correct date in title to 06/23/2012.
Try to read this without wanting to twist the heads off Ubama and his “mainstream” newsrooms..
(( ping ))
You’d think that with all these wonderful drones that are available now, it would be easier than ever to furnish air support to ground troops, from any service. If a drone is shot down, no pilot is lost, so a drone can go where no pilot would dare.
What a loss of a Cowboy. Under Bush it could be Yee Haw. Under Obama it’s a small-t tea party with pinky extended.
with the community-organizer-in-chief it’s more like leaning on his hand with the middle finger extended.
Remember the scene in Toy Story with Buzz Lightyear at his owner’s sister’s tea party??
Learn something new everyday.
I wonder what kind of changes Petraeus has put in place at the CIA? These ROE’s are his idea.
Hard for me to believe that Obama hasn’t leaned hard on him about it, though.
Remember, Petraeus also is given orders he must obey. JCS and the White house trumps anything he would do. Not giving him cover, just stating a reality.
Like so many good field generals, he may also suck at a civilian existence. Seems like we are not getting any leaks out of the CIA like we used to though. Now they are all coming from the WH.
An abhorrent situation regarding both coverage and policy.
I need help. What is a ROE?
Thanks in advance.
ROE (Running On Empty)
Sorry, had to cut down on the amount of letters used, but ROE is rules of engagement
I should have known that.
Good catch, it was a direct copy so I’m innocent this time.
Hunter was a student on mine, a really good kid. As support to his many friends and family not just in Indiana but from NC to NE, we ask that you help get the word out regarding the “constraining ROE” Obama and Company has in place.
Note the comparison of deaths and wounded between W and 0. Do we have an Amateur in Chief? Another Vietnam? I for one said “Never Again” PLEASE help stop this madness now!
Distribute the statement to as many people in as many ways as you can. Thanks. Freepers can make a difference in November.!
“Keane and Fred Kagan, a military historian, had met with President Bush to recommend that the U.S. adapt a new strategy and recommended Petraeus to lead the effort.
The essence of the strategy was to do what it took to protect civilians.
Some positive trends already were evident in Iraq when Petraeus arrived to command coalition forces in early 2007.”
Updated April 2011 From:
“In his opening statement in his Senate confirmation hearing, Petraeus vowed to look very hard at the directives Gen. Stanley McChrystal put in place to cut down on civilian casualties. McChrystal was following counterinsurgency principles that Petraeus, in large part, pioneered and championed within the U.S. military, principles that led McChrystal to say that the attitudes of the Afghan people will be strategically decisive in the war.”
This article from Omaha news gives some good backgound.