Originally Posted by KCWolfman
If they only kill those trying to kill them or us, I have no problem with the straddling at all. Hell, they can cross over and wave from the other side as far as I am concerned.
I'm just saying that if you wipe out a village because you think ONE person in that village MIGHT be an insurgent, then you're probably crossing the line, and I wouldn't approve (not that my approval is required).
But there aren't any bright line tests or hard and fast rules. I certainly recognize that. It's easy to draw up guidelines from an office. Applying them to every situation encountered by our troops (and other supporters) in the field, where the rubber meets the road, is where things get messy quick.