The movie Lone Survivor brings into sharp focus the stupidity of liberal politicians who have never been on the front lines. An entire group of soldiers are wiped out, except for one lone survivor, because of the liberal rules of engagement.
These soldiers were sent on a mission, but the mission was compromised by some Afghan goat herders. The rules of engagement said that they were not enemy combatants and had to be set free. When released, these Afghans went immediately to warn the village, who sent out combatants to surround and kill them. A senseless tragedy caused by liberal ineptness.
Fortunately for the lone survivor, friendly Afghans saved this hero’s life. The rules of engagement should not be blind. They should recognize those friendly to our troops while at the same time countering the real threat.
Common sense would have tied each goat herder to the trees so that our men could have either completed their mission or returned to safety.
However, common sense in liberal politicians is as rare snow in Hades.