Your weapons; give them to me
King of Leon Panetta visits Afghanistan and what happens? Unilateral U.S. disarmament busts out all over:
In a sign of the nervousness surrounding the visit, Marines and other troops among the 200 people gathered in a tent at Camp Leatherneck to hear Mr. Panetta speak were abruptly asked by their commander to get up, place their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9-mm pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed. The commander, Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall, told reporters he was acting on orders from superiors.
“All I know is, I was told to get the weapons out,” he said. Asked why, he replied, “Somebody got itchy, that’s all I’ve got to say. Somebody got itchy; we just adjust.”
Normally, American forces in Afghanistan keep their weapons with them when the defense secretary visits and speaks to them.
What to make of all this?
Send in the clowns? America already has more than we can stand.
Send lawyers, guns, and money? Hardly. Those guns can be dangerous.
Send lawyers… and money? Somehow, that’s insufficient.
Reality: send lawyers, apologies, and money. And take the American soldiers’ guns.