Carol Platt Liebau: No More Iranian "Catch 'n Release"

Friday, January 26, 2007

No More Iranian "Catch 'n Release"

Sometimes one has the feeling that if normal Americans understood the constraints under which American soldiers in Iraq have been operating, they'd be surprised -- and appalled.

Here's another example. Under a new policy, soldiers will be able to kill and capture Iranians who are inside Iraq to try to harm Americans and innocent Iraqis. The fact that the policy is "new" means that up to now, our soldiers have been prohibited from doing so; rather, they've been captured and then released after a few days to fight again.

Amazing.

What's likewise amazing:

[S]everal influential skeptics in the intelligence community, at the State Department and at the Defense Department . . .said that they worry it could push the growing conflict between Tehran and Washington into the center of a chaotic Iraq war.

How revealing of the left-wing mentality. Better to let our soldiers be victimized, lest defending ourselves and eliminating terrorist Iranians in Iraq upsets Mahmoud Ahmadinejad!

The way those people reason, one would think that we were the rogue state building nuclear weapons in defiance of world opinion -- and that we were the ones trying to destablize a neighboring country. How completely backwards, how utterly obtuse.

If they were doing their jobs properly, Ahmadinejad would be worried about upsetting us -- not vice versa.

2 Comments:

Blogger Marshall Art said...

It's all part of the liberal, "if we don't make the bad guys mad, maybe they won't hurt us" nonsense that emboldens the enemy. They don't have the mental capacity to understand this basic truth about despots and tyrants.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

The soldiers will be much safer not needing to ask all the enemy on the battlefield where they hail from.

6:16 PM  

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