To quote Rush Limbaugh, the purpose of the military is to kill people and break things. That is how wars are won. That is how peace is preserved. And when it comes to killing people and breaking things, the United States has the best military in the whole world. Just the threat of U.S. military intervention is enough to make some people sit down and stop rattling their sabers. For 235 years, our military — starting with the states’ militias actions against the British on April 19th, 1775 — have been kicking ass and taking names in the war of liberty over tyranny. Countless Americans have faced overwhelming odds in their duty to their country; many received medals for their heroism and valor, and some perished in their actions.
Imagine, then, my amazement that the Obama military is now talking about a medal for “courageous restraint”. In other words, the Bad Guys are shooting at you from the middle of a crowd of civilians (as the cowardly terrorists tend to do) and you decide to excercise “courageous restraint” and not return fire because some civilians might get hurt.
Pardon my language, but what horseshit.
When the Bad Guys realize that they can hide among civilians and kill our troops without the threat of return fire, they’ll do it more. They’ll kill more U.S. troops. The civilians won’t feel the need to stand up against the Bad Guys because there are few civilian casualties, and the Bad Guys seem to be winning. Let’s face it: the civilian population just wants peace, so they’ll side with whoever seems like they’re going to win. Don’t want to be seen as siding with the losers… in that part of the world, that’s how tongues are cut out and your children are killed or raped with you watching on. So our intelligence information about Bad Guys dries up because the civilians think that we’re going to lose anyway. With less intel, our job of winning gets harder. We become less able to kill people and break things.
But then again, wimpifying the U.S. military is Obama’s objective, isn’t it? Why yes, it is. And as FiveBoxes reported int he past, it’s always been.