Over at the CBC, we learn of two more Canadian military deaths in Afghanistan, whereupon the readers have their say:
The Taliban do not confront the NATO troops for their own sake as when they do, they always lose. It is mostly hit and run and when NATO troops launch search and destroy missions.
It is much easier for them to draw attention by throwing acid into the faces of women and children and to walk into a crowd, dressed as women, with explosives under the clothing. Real brave men if you ask me.
What a curious reaction. On the one hand, we have countless armchair legal experts, yammering on about how the Taliban are not "legal" or "lawful" combatants; how they're not entitled to any military protections whatsoever; how the Geneva Conventions don't apply even remotely to them; how they have no civil rights in any way; how they aren't entitled to due process or fair legal proceedings; and how they can be detained, arbitrarily, in perpetuity, and tortured endlessly with no recourse to the same legal protections we expect everywhere in the world.
On the other hand, it really pisses us off when they don't play by the rules.
It's a puzzler, isn't it?