Petraeus Setting Sights on Amending Rules of Engagement?

Posted: Jun 25, 2010 2:05 PM
Someone may FINALLY be doing something about our military's ridiculous rules of engagement, which have needlessly put our soldiers in harm's way and made it increasingly difficult for them to carry out their mission.  Fox News reports:
A military source close to Gen. David Petraeus told Fox News that one of the first things the general will do when he takes over in Afghanistan is to modify the rules of engagement to make it easier for U.S. troops to engage in combat with the enemy, though a Petraeus spokesman pushed back on the claim.

Troops on the ground and some military commanders have said the strict rules -- aimed at preventing civilian casualties -- have effectively forced the troops to fight with one hand tied behind their backs.

The military source who has talked with Petraeus said the general will make those changes. Other sources were not so sure, but said they wouldn't be surprised to see that happen once Petraeus takes command.
Please let this rumor be true.