Officials said the U.S. military has imposed restrictions on the use of the M-16 to the Iraq Army. They said the Iraqis were required to register each M-16 to ensure that they are not sold or given to Al Qaida or other insurgency groups.
That explains everything.
posted on 07/11/2010 3:16:40 AM PDT
("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
I could help find a home for those unloved M-16s.......
posted on 07/11/2010 3:20:31 AM PDT
by Erik Latranyi
(Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
The AK-47 is a low maintenance relationship. The M-16 is a fussier mistress.
posted on 07/11/2010 3:33:35 AM PDT
by Lonesome in Massachussets
(The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
Iraqis prefer AK-47 over M-16 for performance in desert heat
"Do I really have to say it?"
'Series' for people who don't know what a TOILET is, expecting them to maintain the finicky M-16 in tip-top shape is a bit of a stretch. They'd have to clean heir weapon more than they clean themselves.
Will someone please buy 'the military' a clue.
I prefer the AK myself, it's like Superman, indestructible. (impervious to the elements)
posted on 07/11/2010 4:40:05 AM PDT
So I hope we take them back then than have 10,000 fresh M-16’s out there.
posted on 07/11/2010 4:55:11 AM PDT
The AK is a good rifle in a lot of ways. Simple, easy to maintain, capable of being used even by the dimmest specimen of humanity. And it is durable.
posted on 07/11/2010 4:56:54 AM PDT
(He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
But officials acknowledged that the Iraqis have decided to maintain the AK-47 as the lead assault rifle.
You're all missing it. The Iraqis believe that Obama will cut and run as soon as possible and there they'll be standing there among a thousand Muslim terrorist holding an American M-16.
posted on 07/11/2010 5:04:29 AM PDT
(The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
Add to the above, the AK is FAR less expensive to purchase and maintain. The M16 might be a decent weapon, but it isn’t the “be-all, end-all”.
posted on 07/11/2010 5:44:02 AM PDT
(They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
I am recalling the first complaints about the M16 from our boys in Viet Nam - that is when they started to chrome the chambers. Why dont we have an american version of the FN?
Accurate and mud proof.
posted on 07/11/2010 6:01:47 AM PDT
The AK-47’s 7.62 round is better than the M-16’s 5.56 in the longer engagements of a desert environment shootout.
posted on 07/11/2010 8:34:01 AM PDT
("Hand out pocket Constitutions to everyone you can")
These gentlemen wipe their butts with rocks. How well do you think they’ll do cleaning their rifles?
posted on 07/11/2010 8:59:14 PM PDT
("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
posted on 07/12/2010 8:03:56 AM PDT
(Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
“But officials said the Army concluded that the AK-47 was more reliable in the searing Iraqi summers.”
Yup,,,They won’t boil over!...;0)
posted on 07/15/2010 6:49:25 PM PDT
(THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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