Because weapons can only come from one source? If you're going to put words and entire arguments in my mouth, at least try and think them through first.Quote by: Praxius
Funny, I don't remember it being my decision.And if you don't like it.... leave the country... let them get their supplies they need from China and Iran, and let them take care of their own country.
Except that the fact of the matter is that these weapons were "distributed to Iraqi forces by the United States since 2004." Ergo, in Iraqi possession and thus their responsibility.Them kepping track or you guys keeping track? Somebody screwed up somewhere, and I hardly doubt you guys are completely innocent in the matter.
Completely irrelevant. If it comes down to being armed with a substandard weapon or no weapon, you take the substandard weapon.It's common knowlege and doesn't require to be in the article. Most american troops are using M4A1 AR's... which are of course a newer version of the 16, much lighter and overall a better firearm.
Even back in the 60's when it came out, the majority of Marines didn't like the M16 due to it being prone for jams, and the lighter round it fired.
Way to ignore the descriptor "starving". Thus hamburgers in this case are a means of survival just as weapons are a means of survival in Iraq. If it comes between starving to death or living, you take what is given to you.Clearly these rifles are no hamburgers....
Holy gross generalization batman.You Americans seem to be so narrow in your view.
Universal "You" I take it? Drop the hyperbole. We have members here who are much more skilled at it than you.You bitch and moan that you needed to invade them, you moaned you needed to take out Saddam and give them democracy, you moaned about how difficult the government is being run, you moaned about insurgency and wonder why they hate you so much, you moan that it's taking too long for them to take control of their country after being desimated by your invasion, and expect them to just clean up the mess you guys started.... with crappy equipment at that.
This is why I try and stay out of Iraq threads (among others). You argue one point or aspect and you're immediately and ignorantly lumped together with another separate extremely generalized viewpoint.
Believe it or not Praxius, just because some of us argue with you on specifics, doesn't mean that we want to be in Iraq or are some ignorant Bushbot neocons. Get real.