Soldiers ordered not to criticize Taliban

It seems the Obama administration made several concessions in their new army manual in order to lessen the conflict between American and Afghan security forces. From the  Judicial Watch article:

The soon-to-be-released Army handbook is still being drafted, but a mainstream newspaper got a sneak preview and published an article that should infuriate the American taxpayers funding the never-ending war on terror. The manual is being created because someone with authority bought the theory that cultural insensitivity is driving insider attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan. […] The draft leaked to the newspaper offers a list of “taboo conversation topics” that soldiers should avoid, including “making derogatory comments about the Taliban,” “advocating women’s rights,” “any criticism of pedophilia,” “directing any criticism towards Afghans,” “mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.”

Wanting to dance around testy issues like women’s and gay rights is one thing, but not criticizing pedophilia? Continue reading