Monday, July 16, 2007

US forces have fired so many bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan - an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed - that American ammunition-makers cannot keep up with demand. As a result the US is having to import supplies from Israel. [...]
That shouldn't aggravate matters at all.
Estimating how many bullets US forces have expended for every insurgent killed is not a simple or precisely scientific matter. The former head of US forces in Iraq, General Tommy Franks, famously claimed that his forces "don't do body counts". [...]
Can you blame him? That would just be so time-consuming!

John Pike, director of the Washington military research group

"If they don't do body counts, how can I? But using these figures it works out at around 300,000 bullets per insurgent. Let's round that down to 250,000 so that we are underestimating."

Waste not, want not. But why quibble over numbers? It's not like all that ammo is being used for--what's the word? Oh yeah--killing.

Pointing out that officials say many of these bullets have been used for training purposes, he said: "What are you training for? To kill insurgents."

Insurgents: That's Bushese for anyone who doesn't make his gang of thugs richer.


At 5:31 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

I liked my fairy tale ending in the post below a lot better.

At 6:38 PM, Blogger mainsailset said...

For the morally challenged I've always wanted to pose the argument that prosecuting the Iraq war has used the equivalent of _____??? barrels of oil, jet fuel, etc., which has translated into an increase of what $1.50 a gallon at the pump since 2003?, (not to mention spewing the residue into our skies) and if we allow Cheney & Bush to charge over to Iran, the cost of gas at the pump would certainly go up accordingly. So my question would be to those who want to support Bush's war not just how many bullets are you willing to give up but how much fuel out of your own car's tank are you willing to donate? Again, this would be for those who don't bother themselves with the immorality this war houses. Just sayin this has been the gassiest administration ever.

At 6:45 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

And they got on Gore's case for expending energy during LiveEarth.

Giving them that point, at least that was for a cause that will save lives, not destroy them.

At 9:44 PM, Anonymous binzbok said...

Millions of bullets wasted... billions of dollars gone...thousands of lives ended. The numbers are numbing...

At 12:19 PM, Anonymous The Carlyle Group said...



Post a Comment

<< Home