Thursday, June 24, 2004

U.S.: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

How freakin' stupid can the bureaucrats in Washington get? When terrorists are attacking the U.S. military, do these idiots in Washington think the soldiers care that the bullets come from Israel? Read this is weep. With this dhimmi mindset, there is not way the U.S. will defeat terrorism. Me, I favor bullets dipped in pig fat.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli-made bullets bought by the U.S. Army to plug a shortfall should be used for training only, not to fight Muslim guerrillas in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. lawmakers told Army generals on Thursday.

Since the Army has other stockpiled ammunition, "by no means, under any circumstances should a round (from Israel) be utilized," said Rep. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, the top Democrat on a House of Representatives Armed Services subcommittee with jurisdiction over land forces.

The Army contracted with Israel Military Industries Ltd. in December for $70 million in small-caliber ammunition.

The Israeli firm was one of only two worldwide that could meet U.S. technical specifications and delivery needs, said Brig. Gen. Paul Izzo, the Army's program executive officer for ammunition. The other was East Alton, Illinois-based Winchester Ammunition, which also received a $70 million contract.

Although the Army should not have to worry about "political correctness," Abercrombie was making a valid point about the propaganda pitfalls of using Israeli rounds in the U.S.-declared war on terror, said Rep. Curt Weldon, the Pennsylvania Republican who chairs the subcommittee on tactical air and land forces.

"There's a sensitivity that I think all of us recognize," Weldon told the Army witnesses, including Maj. Gen. Buford Blount, who led the U.S. Third Infantry Division that captured Baghdad in April 2003.

Blount, now the Army's assistant deputy chief of staff, said the Army had sufficient small caliber ammunition -- 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber -- to conduct current operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

But taken together with training needs, the United States had strained its production facilities, he testified.
Who gives a flying fig where the bullets come from that are used to kill terrorists? Hell, I'd noise it abroad that I was using Israeli bullets cuz as far as the terrorists are concerned , we and the Israelis are in the same boat -- infidels.

I have never heard so much arrant nonsense in my life. It wasn't Israelis who killed 3,000 of us on 9/11. What in hell do we care what the Mid-East thinks about where we get our bullets from when large numbers of these people cheered on 9/11. Why should the military be hamstrung by these idiotic and faux pieties? Would these nitwits Abercombie and Weldon prefer that Islamic terrorists kill U.S. troops? That is essentially what they are saying.

GWB is the Commander in Chief of the U.S. military and I sure do hope that he plants his Justins up the arse of this jackass Democrat lawmaker and his equally idiotic Republican counterpart. Neil Abercombie was one of those who wanted to waste taxpayer dollars by having Congress investigate Rachel Corrie's death.

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