Self-destructive chivalry

Saul Goldman writes us with observations on Haditha:

Morality is not simply about the enemy; it is also how we protect our own. One sided chivalry is more than silly; it is self—destructive. Our strategic planners must ask themselves how do we deprive the enemy of the psychological benefits derived from their beliefs?  Our technological superiority on the battlefield has been neutralized by Muslim devotion and fierceness. We suppressed whatever technology they had on their side; now we must suppress their moral fervor. The dilemma for our strategic planners is one of perception. There are no factories that we can bomb. The enemy's supply and ordinance is produced in  mosques and madrasses.
 

Saul Goldman writes us with observations on Haditha:

Morality is not simply about the enemy; it is also how we protect our own. One sided chivalry is more than silly; it is self—destructive. Our strategic planners must ask themselves how do we deprive the enemy of the psychological benefits derived from their beliefs?  Our technological superiority on the battlefield has been neutralized by Muslim devotion and fierceness. We suppressed whatever technology they had on their side; now we must suppress their moral fervor. The dilemma for our strategic planners is one of perception. There are no factories that we can bomb. The enemy's supply and ordinance is produced in  mosques and madrasses.