New rules preventing civilian casualties resulted in more US military deaths.
"NATO-led forces are investigating the death of four Marines in eastern Afghanistan after their commanders reportedly rejected requests for artillery fire in a battle with insurgents, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Tuesday's incident was "under investigation" and details remained unclear, press secretary Geoff Morrell told a news conference. A McClatchy newspapers' journalist who witnessed the battle reported that a team of Marine trainers made repeated appeals for air and artillery support after being pinned down by insurgents in the village of Ganjgal in eastern Kunar province. The U.S. troops had to wait more than an hour for attack helicopters to come to their aid and their appeal for artillery fire was rejected, with commanders citing new rules designed to avoid civilian casualties, the report said."
" The incident comes after the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, issued new restrictions on the use of military force and air raids in a bid to prevent civilian deaths." excerpt from Military.com article.
So let me get this straight. Our Prez and Gen McChrystal are more worried about random civilians walking around in the middle of the mountains, surrounded by angry insurgents with guns and rockets- than they are about providing support and protecting American lives who in essence are protecting OUR lives. I cannot begin to describe how painful this news is to hear. My husband is getting ready to join as an MC Officer. Its infuriating to think that despite all the training, all the weapons, preparation and even all the men who would fight by his side, it wouldn't matter. Because our own military leaders and Obama could care less if they come home alive or in a box.
THIS is how you loose a war. When you liberals keep your head up your own ass. The only news you want to hear about is what is going on on Project Runway, and what former porn star got knocked up or what Michelle Obama is wearing now. Wake up, before it is too late. Because Project Runway will be cancelled, when we are all wearing hijabs!