The ROEs are necessary because there are more goals in Afghanistan than just destroying men. Again, feel free to read McChrystal's report, he spends some time on that.
You are aware that Afghanistan is not Iraq, correct?Remember Obamas last words before he got elected don't ya?
"I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank. " - Barack Obamas Campaign Promise
He has significantly exceeded that amount that he promised to send and that he campaigned on.As Obama removes our combat brigades from Iraq, he will send at least two additional brigades to Afghanistan, where the Taliban is resurgent.