Tuesday, April 18, 2006


This is Difficult to Believe

A lot of companies make Winchester .223 rounds, only two make 5.56mm (which is the same round) in sufficient numbers with sufficient indicia of reliability that the U.S. will buy them for use by our soldiers. These two companies are: Winchester Ammunition in East Alton, Illinois (although the actual bullet factory is the Lake City plant in Independence, Missouri) and Israel Military Industries Ltd. in, well, Israel. Uh ho. That would mean Jews. We bought $70 million worth of cartridges from each of these companies just to make sure we have enough. But here's where the story takes a strange twist (to the left), Representative Neil Abercrombie (D-HI), ranking member of an Armed Forces sub-committee on land forces has said that, "by no means, under any circumstances should a round (from Israel) be utilized [against Muslims]."


Let me get this straight, we can kill them, put a round in their brain, but we can't INSULT them by using an Israeli made cartridge--because, of course, we wouldn't want, under any circumstances, to offend the jihadists we're trying to kill. Only a PhD in American Studies from UH could be this monumentally stupid.

Wait, there's more. Chairman of the sub-committee, Representative Curt Weldon (R-PA), thinks Abercrombie has a good point--we don't want to fall into a propaganda pitfall by using Israeli made rounds; it's a matter of sensitivity. So the stupidity is not this time all on the left. I'm sorry, I still don't see the downside to using Jewish rounds. Sensitivity, my ass.

Jeff Goldstein thinks along similar lines over at Protein Wisdom. Great minds and all.

Finally, this is a story from 2004--long shelf life stupidity, I guess.

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