We are America, we stand up for what we believe in or is that passe?
[How reprehensible is that? Gutless and lily-livered. STAND BY YOUR ALLIES-Atlas]
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.
*You remember Abercrombie here, lover of Hamas, right?
UPDATE: Tom P writes;
This story is actually from 2004 ....but policy may still be in place.... ask readers if they know if it still stands ...IT'S CRAZY See LGF