Protect the Civilians

July 12, 2009 at 7:34 am | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

Uh…shouldn’t this have been done from the beginning?

About 4,000 troops — most of them U.S. Marines — descended upon Nawa and other towns along the lower Helmand River valley 10 days ago in a massive operation to root out the Taliban. Their aim is to combat the insurgency in a new way: Instead of targeting extremist strongholds, they will aim to protect communities from the Taliban.

I mean, DUH! It’s written in the military’s own counterinsurgency field manual: PROTECT THE FUCKING CIVILIANS!

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