Imagine our government preparing our loved ones to do battle by giving them the best training and equipment available. Then after handing them an assault rifle, some bullets and a few slogans, they ship them out to the battlefront with one arm and one leg tied behind their back. According to the Associated Press, "If a man emerges from a Taliban hideout after shooting erupts, U.S. troops say they cannot fire at him if he is not seen carrying a weapon -- or if they did not personally watch him drop one. What this means, some contend, is a militant can fire at them, then set aside his weapon and walk freely out of a compound, possibly toward a weapons cache in another location. Our men and women in uniform say the Taliban are keenly aware of these restrictions."
Due to "political pressures" from within our own country and all over the globe, our congressional leaders have a history of capitulating time-after-time to the naive or self-serving agendas of key influencers on how they want us to conduct our war. Instead of using the full capability of our military superiority, we are constantly hampered by these 'congressional ropes' that bind the limbs of our sons, daughters, husbands, and wives putting them at greater risk and unnecessarily extending the war. Once we declare war on enemies trying to destroy our way of life and kill as many Americans as possible the "kid gloves" must come off. War is "hell'"on Earth so let's help our enemies get there quickly. Maybe congressional leaders who vote for war should be made to lead the first assault with weapon in hand while the other hand and one leg are tied behind their backs. After all, leaders lead, don't they?