This morning 10 families received knocks on their doors and two men in Class A uniforms faced them. The phrase every military family dreads was spoken ” We regret to inform you…” 10 hearts have stopped beating, 10 lives have ended far too soon. 10 families worlds have come to a halt, their hearts have shattered and the path to the “new normal” has begun.
I want to scream at the President that his lack of action and rules of engagement are killing our men. I want to shake the politician’s who seem to think this is some kind of game and our military are the pawns. I want to shout “THESE ARE PEOPLE YOU ARE GETTING KILLED SO YOU CAN GET BETTER POLL NUMBERS”
The United States Military is the best there is.. they always get the job done if they are allowed to do the job. They do their job with honor also. They don’t need senseless rules of engagement to hamper their efforts. They know right from wrong. The recent ROE were set to make the US more popular in world opinion… well they just make us look weak and they are getting our men killed!
This is war.. not politics! We need to listen to our generals on the ground not some bean counter who never had the balls to walk into a recruiting office let alone serve this country in uniform.
Mr. President.. you have blood on your hands.. the blood of 10 men today because you refuse to take the action necessary. Stop the dog and pony shows and start doing your job sir!
Ten American troops were killed at the weekend in two surprise attacks that caused alarm in Nato’s US-led coalition.
In one, hundreds of insurgents attacked a pair of isolated outposts in eastern Afghanistan, killing eight US soldiers and several Afghan policemen in the deadliest battle in 15 months. Scores more Afghan policemen were reportedly captured by the Taleban.
In the other an Afghan policeman opened fire on the American soldiers with whom he was working in central Wardak province, killing two and injuring three.