U.S. troops in Afghanistan could soon be awarded a medal for not doing something, a precedent-setting award that would be given for “courageous restraint” for holding fire to save civilian lives.
The proposal is now circulating in the Kabul headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force, a command spokesman confirmed Tuesday.You can "restrain" yourselves all you want, Lt. Col. That won't make 'em love you because--and I can't emphasize this enough--you're the infidel. That's why, whether you try to "win hearts and minds" a la Gen. McChrystal or blast the bejeezus out of 'em a la the Soviets, bottom line, as long as your kafir cooties are defiling their Islamic land, they're both pretty much the same.
“The idea is consistent with our approach,” explained Air Force Lt. Col. Tadd Sholtis. “Our young men and women display remarkable courage every day, including situations where they refrain from using lethal force, even at risk to themselves, in order to prevent possible harm to civilians. In some situations our forces face in Afghanistan, that restraint is an act of discipline and courage not much different than those seen in combat actions.”...
There's really only one way to win them over--pay the jizyah, dhimmi, or give up your kafir ways and "revert" to the perfect faith.