Saturday, February 03, 2007

ROEs in Iraq designed by idiots

Making sure Iraq is like Vietnam
The current ROEs for Baghdad -- including Sadr City, home of the Mahdi Army
-- have seven incremental steps that must be satisfied before our troops can
take the gloves off and engage the enemy with appropriate violence of

(1) You must feel a direct threat to you or your team.
(2) You must clearly see a threat.
(3) That threat must be identified.
(4) The team leader must concur that there is an identified threat.
(5) The team leader must feel that the situation is one of life or death.
(6) There must be minimal or no collateral risk.
(7) Only then can the team leader clear the engagement.

This ties the hands of our troops, ensuring deaths, and just like a withdrawal timeline, gives the murders fighting against us the upper hand.

I hope the people responsible for these ROEs are made to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not with troops already there, but as a new unit made up of only those that thought up, okayed and foisted this upon our troops. No need to endanger smart troops with this group of PC morons.

ht to Blonde Sagacity

Strutting Strumpets get tart when called on bawdiness

Warner of Virginia
Susan Collins of Maine
Norm Coleman of Minnesota
Gordon Smith of Oregon
Chuck Hagel of Nebraska
Olympia Snowe of Maine

Negotiating price:
George Voinovich of Ohio
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Sam Brownback of Kansas
Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
John Sununu of New Hampshire

Acting coy on the street corner:
Arlen Specter of Pennsyvania

Just look for the redlight.

This is too much fun!!

Which songs would you pick for these candidates?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Everyone needs a
soundtrack – even politicians.

The presidential candidates who addressed the Democratic National
Committee's winter meeting Friday got to choose their tunes, and it was an
eclectic mix that reflected personal favorites and not-so-subtle messages.

Some candidates requested two songs, one that blared as they approached
the stage and another that played as they left the podium.

The selections:
_John Edwards: "This Is Our Country" by John Mellencamp.
_Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut: "Get Ready (Cause Here I Come)"
by the Temptations and "Reach Out," also by the Temptations.
_Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York: "Right Here, Right Now," by Jesus Jones and "Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
_Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio: "America the Beautiful"

Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois decided against using any music in keeping with the somber tone he sought to convey.

Wesley Clark, who hasn't indicated whether he will run, entered to Johnny Cash's "I
Won't Back Down."

Clinton picking a BTO song is almost as ludricous as Dennis the Menace picking "America the Beautiful". Know any gravitas songs for the Obama kid?


Mike Hess