Monday, April 2, 2007

Hostage Crisis

Mark Steyn:
    So we live today in a world of one-way sovereignty: American, British and Iraqi forces in Iraq respect the Syrian and Iranian borders; the Syrians and Iranians do not respect the Iraqi border. Patrolling the Shatt al-Arab at a time of war, the Royal Navy operates under rules of engagement designed by distant fainthearts with an eye to the polite fictions of "international law": If you're in a ''warship,'' you can't wage war. If you're in a ''destroyer,'' don't destroy anything. If you're in a "frigate," you're frigging done for. .


C.H. said...

Lol. He's sure got a way with words!

Rosemary said...

I have one rule of engagement (ROE): I live, you die. Period. It's so much easier to remember. Now if only I could convince the