"Unreal: 77% of Dems Voted Against Amendment Requiring Rules Of Engagement That Gives U.S. Troops Authority To “Proactively” Protect Themselves From Enemy Fire… Almost all of us have been furious (to put it mildly) with the crazy ROE our troops are being held to in Afghanistan. It’s unfathomable a member of Congress sitting in comfy Washington DC would have the balls to tell our troops in a life or death situation they can’t fire back when the Taliban are trying to kill them. Via Andrew Bostom: Florida Republican Congressman John Mica offered the following morally clear Amendment (5/25/2011-H.AMDT.318 (A018) Amends H.R.1540):Amendment requires that the rules of engagement [ROE] allow any military service personnel assigned to duty in a designated hostile fire area to have rules of engagement that fully protect their right to proactively defend themselves from hostile actions. The results? (tallied here): 143 out of 185 Democrats present — 77% — voted against this amendment; 217 out of 235 Republicans present — 92% — voted for it. Keep reading…" IF this upsets you, it should! Write your Congress critter who are democratic and tell them to quit playing General in the field. Keep the troops from being just sitting ducks!