by Eliana Benador
“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?” Hillel, Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14
The liberal progressive government of Obama, at a moment when the country needed leadership at a world level is, once again, failing America. The “Commander-in-Chief,” has chosen to profusely apologize -just as have other members of his administration such as Peter Lavoy, the DoD acting assistant secretary of defense for Asia and Pacific security affairs, who also apologized to Muslims in Afghanistan. Lavoy has also said the military is investigating and that all troops are being retrained in the handling of religious materials.
At the same time, Americans seem oblivious of the situation, more preoccupied by the 2012 elections, assuming that “elections” will solve their Muslim terrorism problem with an imaginary magic wand that would miraculously make American-life-threatening problems disappear. Meanwhile, back in Afghanistan, our troops are being ambushed by both, the liberal progressive policies of Hussein Obama and the blood-thirsty Taliban that’s attacking our men as they are rallied back to their bases.
What is the raison-d’etre of any country’s army?It is to be as strong as it possibly can be, train their men as harshly as it possibly can be done, it is to give them the most sophisticated and efficient weapons and arms that they can possibly receive.
Such an army should also be given the utmost psychological support by their governments via their policy-makers and military strategic leaders. However, things really turned for the worst for our men, in July 2011, when U.S. military chiefs [most certainly following orders received from the office of their Commander-in-Chief] ordered troops to exercise ‘courageous restraint’ and even warned them they could be charged with murder if they shot any Taliban without permission from above.
The orders went so far as to actually endanger the lives of our soldiers when they were ordered not to open fire on Taliban fighters planting mines so they do not disturb local people in their sleep…