Friday, December 29, 2017

Rules of Disengagement

This is about right:

“The rules of engagement under the Obama administration were onerous. I mean what are we doing having individual target determination being conducted in the White House, which in some cases adds weeks and weeks,” said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, the former head of U.S. Air Force intelligence. “The limitations that were put on actually resulted in greater civilian casualties.”

I've explained how false compassion can kill more people despite the best intentions of those who want to limit American firepower.

Of course, I was all over the false compassion that will kill more of our troops in battle long ago (see page 15).

Ignorance is not compassionate even if it makes you feel morally superior.