Monday, June 28, 2004

Political correctness to the extreme

Israeli-made bullets recently purchased by the U.S. Army should be used for training only, not to fight Muslim guerrillas in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. lawmakers told Army generals.

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 the House of Representatives Armed Services subcommittee with jurisdiction over land forces.

Have you ever?
Rep. Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania, who chairs the subcommittee on tactical air and land forces, concurred with Abercrombie, explaining that although the Army should not have to worry about "political correctness," there are still "propaganda pitfalls" of using Israeli rounds in the U.S.-declared war on terror.

"Propaganda pitfalls"? So now we have to worry about what people think about the ammo we use? Don't these people have more to do than bother with garbage like this?