Rules of Engagement Kill U.S. and Israeli Soldiers

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Marine Corps General Lewis Walt wrote that, when you issue a soldier less than the best available weapon, you are committing first-degree murder. The same could be said about rules of engagement (ROE) that far exceed those required by the Geneva and Hague Conventions, and common decency.

“It is no accident nor a coincidence that from January 2009 to August of 2010, coinciding with the Obama/McChrystal radical change of the [rules of engagement], casualties more than doubled,” Mr. Simmons said. “The carnage will certainly continue as the already fragile and ineffective [rules] have been further weakened by the Obama administration as if they were playground rules.”

Israel is suffering unnecessary casualties because of excessive concern for civilians for whose safety Hamas is responsible, and for world opinion which will be against Israel regardless of what Israel does.