Here’s the situation: the U.S. Army is short on bullets. And only two companies can supply ‘em. One’s in East Alton, Illinois. The other’s in Israel.
That’s a problem, American lawmakers say. The Army, back in December, inked a $70 million deal with Israel Military Industries Ltd. for small-caliber ammunition. But some congressmen don’t like the symbolism of G.I.s firing Israeli bullets at Muslims in Iraq or Afghanistan. So they’re telling the Pentagon: “by no means, under any circumstances should a round (from Israel) be utilized,” according to Reuters. If the bullets have to be used, do it only in training, not on the battlefield.
The silliness beggars belief.