That's right, a promise.
I believe you'd be outraged at the notion, right?
Well, it's happening as we speak (or in this case, read)
The Washington Post is reporting on a little known and, for many, surprising U.S. program that reportedly entails releasing high level insurgents in exchange for “peace pledges” outside of normal protocol.
As the United States has unsuccessfully pursued a peace deal with the Taliban, the “strategic release” program has quietly served as a live diplomatic channel, allowing American officials to use prisoners as bargaining chips in restive provinces where military power has reached its limits.So basically if you're an enemy combatant and you kill another American solder, our nation will arrest you... again.
But the releases are an inherent gamble: The freed detainees are often notorious fighters who would not be released under the traditional legal system for military prisoners in Afghanistan. They must promise to give up violence — and U.S. officials warn them that if they are caught attacking American troops, they will be detained once again.
There are no absolute guarantees, however, and officials would not say whether those who have been released under the program have later returned to attack U.S. and Afghan forces once again.
America has become to soft. These are highly notorious fighters that are being set free to once again, kill our guys.
Why are they even being set free? Are they not the enemy? What ever happened to detaining them until the end of hostilities?
How about putting a bullet in their freaken heads, for Christ sakes. The ultimate punishment for their breaking of some half assed "promise"
I mean really. Our leadership in Washington doesn't have the stones to be 'American'
Americans don't fu*k around.
Get the job done, and get it done right.