Monday, May 01, 2006

Weak military leaders + aggressive lawyers = wartime sabotage

One more instance of how weak military leadership has allowed aggressive lawyers to run amok and sabotage the war effort: British troops in Iraq are reportedly afraid to open fire on the enemy lest they be prosecuted.

British forces, according to a confidential Ministry of Defence report, "lack the confidence to open fire" because of a "fear of prosecution," according to the Sunday Telegraph.

The report "confirms that soldiers believe that if they shoot dead insurgents they will become embroiled in a 'protracted investigation' and if prosecuted will receive 'no support from the chain of command.'"


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