Monday, May 7, 2012

Soft America From The Top

What would you say if some enemy combatant, who killed one of your buddies in Afghanistan was released back to his tribe, with just a promise to never raise and aim his weapon at another US solder again? 
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.
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.
So basically if you're an enemy combatant and you kill another American solder, our nation will arrest you... 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.


Silverfiddle said...

We need to get out of Afghanistan now.

I saw an article saying the Taliban is stronger than before, and I can believe it. They are receiving money from the US.

It's a corrupt sinkhole being run by pirates and bandits. Get out!

Unknown said...

I can appreciate your wish, Kurt. But I am infuriate that we would release the enemy.
The goal is to at least weaken them to the point where they could never, or be a part of, doing harm to our nation again.

If it is true they are stronger, is because of the BS leadership who make's up the insane rules of engagement in these campaigns, where we have to pussyfoot around to be Mr. Nice Guy.
Fuck that. The Taliban are just as responsible for the death of 3000 American citizens as QA is.