Most would say that’s just your standard political ploy… And they would be right, mastered through the ages by previous despots.
How important is this principal for this type of political game? It’s so important that Hitler inscribed it in Mein Kampf:
“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people.”
-Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler, Publ. Houghton Miflin, 1943, Page 403
While what we have heard today so far on the executive order is by no means life shattering, we must remain ever vigilant as this is by no means a guarantee we’re out of the woods. Doubly so since he pointed to congress to do more.
The Taliban aren’t the only people who use human shields.