Good job in instituting new rules and regulations to force the most feared Army in the world fight a war like spineless wussies. Oh I am so glad that a few lives may have been saved, but not at the cost of allowing our enemy to walk right past our Marines.
I am still not 100% sure if Gen McChystalâ€™s policy is the right choice or not, but with events like this happening I can tell you that it isnâ€™t.
U.S. Marines trapped Taliban fighters in a residential compound and persuaded the insurgents to allow women and children to leave.
The troops then moved in â€” only to discover that the militants had slipped out, dressed in women’s burqa robes.
Two groups â€” children and what appeared to be women in burqas â€” left the compound. When the Marines entered, they found no one. The fighters had clearly donned burqas and slipped away among the civilians, according to Marines who took part in the mission.
The Americans didn’t have female Marines with them to search the robed figures and make sure no men were among them in disguise. And the new U.S. and NATO commander, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has said he would rather see militants escape than for civilians to be harmed in battle; a declassified version of his new guidelines for troops were released Monday.
Anyone that knows anything about the Muslim culture knows they only respect force and strong arm tactics, not kindness or compassion. They will truly see this new policy as a sign of weakness.
Emphasis is Bouhammerâ€™s