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(Some Blogger)   It's kind of hard to win the hearts and minds of Iraqis when you are firing a quarter of a million bullets per day in their homeland   (isteve.blogspot.com) divider line
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2006-10-18 8:59:50 PM  
Yeah, but it's America firing the bullets, not Saddam Hussein. That makes a difference. Somehow.
 
2006-10-18 9:02:54 PM  
We're exporting all of our Lead.

Duh!

/oh, and Uranium
 
2006-10-18 9:06:02 PM  
Those are some pretty lively last throes.
 
2006-10-18 9:06:35 PM  
Nothing like a good Pb and jihad sandwich.
 
2006-10-18 9:13:32 PM  
The more people we kill, the fewer hearts and minds we have to win over.

/Colbert
 
2006-10-18 9:15:48 PM  
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2006-10-18 9:17:23 PM  
Coolhaus
Nothing like a good Pb and jihad sandwich.

Comedy Au!
 
2006-10-18 9:20:14 PM  
What n00bs, pray-n-sprarying.

/Yet, they still maintain a high kdr.
 
2006-10-18 9:20:52 PM  
spraying*
 
2006-10-18 9:22:12 PM  
Well, we don't want all those bullets wasting away here in the homeland, do we?
 
2006-10-18 9:24:57 PM  
Cake Hunter: Comedy Au!


Zn you!
 
2006-10-18 9:32:52 PM  
Coolhaus

You're welcome! The only problem now is that all the nerd jokes Ar.
 
2006-10-18 9:33:53 PM  
Cake Hunter: You're welcome! The only problem now is that all the nerd jokes Ar.

Oh well, Cu later.
 
2006-10-18 9:33:58 PM  
Fertilizer.
 
2006-10-18 9:34:12 PM  
Coolhaus: Nothing like a good Pb and jihad sandwich.

I just got that.

Well played, sir..
 
2006-10-18 9:35:49 PM  
Well, if we'd just improve our aim a little bit, we could have their oil and get organs to cut down the wait time for those in the US waiting on an organ donation.
 
2006-10-18 9:37:45 PM  
thejoyofpi: Well played, sir..

Elemental, my dear...ok, I'll stop now.
 
2006-10-18 9:41:19 PM  
I haven't seen a war executed this poorly since I tried to teach my sister to play Command & Conquer.
 
2006-10-18 9:48:35 PM  
wonder how many kids the money spent on those bullets wuold have fed?
 
2006-10-18 10:04:20 PM  
JerseyTim: I haven't seen a war executed this poorly since I tried to teach my sister to play Command & Conquer.

A war hasn't been fought this badly since Olaf the Hairy, chief of all the Vikings, accidentally ordered eighty thousand battle helmets with the horns on the inside.

/obscure?
 
2006-10-18 10:08:58 PM  
I wonder how many peoples houses in New Orleans could have been rebuilt with that money.. in the meantime, here's what things look like this month:

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2006-10-18 11:27:50 PM  
wonder how many kids the money spent on those bullets wuold have fed?

Probably wouldn't even feed one 20th of the illegal alien kids we have roaming around. Heck, we probably spend more on one saturday of pro sports games than they spend in a whole week in Iraq. The nation probably spends more to insure thier dogs or to feed birds in a week than we spend on bullets in Iraq in the same time...

And I look at it as good training, and a good stimulus for the economy. In war, its better to fight away games than home games.

/5.56
//7.62
///.5 inch
////its all good
 
2006-10-18 11:52:46 PM  
It would probably be less if the dumped the 5.56 for all 7.62.
 
2006-10-18 11:53:51 PM  
netcentric
Probably wouldn't even feed one 20th of the illegal alien kids we have roaming around.

Hey, a trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money.
 
2006-10-18 11:58:46 PM  
It's not difficult to go through 1,000 rounds, especially in supressive fire. Or a Mad Minute.

I do wonder about the environmental effects of all that lead.
 
2006-10-19 2:45:53 AM  
Heck, we probably spend more on one saturday of pro sports games than they spend in a whole week in Iraq.

Just for comparison. The U.S. spends about the same amount in Iraq in a month (direct costs, not even the indirect ones) as the combined yearly payrolls of the NFL, NBA and MLB combined.
 
2006-10-19 3:09:42 AM  
LarsThorwald, is it wrong that your post immediately made me think of "Flowers for Algernon"?
 
2006-10-19 3:18:00 AM  
netcentric: Heck, we probably spend more on one saturday of pro sports games than they spend in a whole week in Iraq.

Abagadro: Just for comparison. The U.S. spends about the same amount in Iraq in a month (direct costs, not even the indirect ones) as the combined yearly payrolls of the NFL, NBA and MLB combined.

Pwned.
 
2006-10-19 6:42:01 AM  
Man, we're just spraying freedom all over the place.
 
2006-10-19 7:56:48 AM  
thejoyofpi
Don't worry, I have a cunning plan!
 
2006-10-19 7:56:52 AM  
But its UNPOSSIBLE that 600,000 Iraqi's have been killed right?

We alone are firing 250,000 rounds PER DAY.
 
2006-10-19 7:56:55 AM  
Good thing we only kill bad guys.
 
2006-10-19 7:59:34 AM  
totalsecurity

I do wonder about the environmental effects of all that lead.


Maybe its the three hours sleep I have had... But I swear I remember something about the army not using lead in bullets anymore. Wasnt there something about that during the Clinton admin?
 
2006-10-19 8:00:32 AM  
I don't know about you, but I blame Clinton.
 
2006-10-19 8:02:32 AM  
This is having an effect on the home front: ammunition prices have skyrocketed. Our monthly thousand rounds at the range costs at least 50% more than it did in 2002.

And I need the practice, because I'm only 45. Long before I turn 50, they'll be drafting people my age to fight the Global War on Terra...
 
2006-10-19 8:03:33 AM  
Thanks, Fark, for linking to a no-name blogger who has never been in the military, has never been to Iraq, and depends on farking Google to make what he believes is a profound point about the war without any context whatsoever.

Meanwhile, my brother's recently-arrived infantry unit has been on exactly two patrols in the Anbar province and two Marines have already been shot, while every platoon has taken fire multiple times. Perhaps they should go on patrol without their weapons, then?
 
2006-10-19 8:04:12 AM  
OK, listen up, scumbags. If we're gonna invade this fortress, we need a good game plan. Now, I have two options we can use. Number one, we run at the base in a single fine line, screaming at the top of our lungs! The enemy will be so flabbergasted, by the time they have a chance to regroup, we'll already be inside.
 
2006-10-19 8:05:05 AM  
How can this administration fark every single thing up? I mean just by chance shouldn't something go right?

/I love the smell of bad news in the morning. It smells like... a new majority in congress
//checks and balances, you don't know how much we've missed you
 
2006-10-19 8:05:41 AM  
A war hasn't been fought this badly since Olaf the Hairy, chief of all the Vikings, accidentally ordered eighty thousand battle helmets with the horns on the inside.

/obscure?


You wouldn't know an obscure reference if it painted itself purple and danced naked on top of a harpsichord singing "Obscure reference are here again".

Yeah, I got nothing.
 
2006-10-19 8:07:17 AM  
SlangstonHughes

i was gonna say something along those lines. i love bloggers who become "experts" in military tactics by simply googling it.
 
2006-10-19 8:07:51 AM  
Kar98: You wouldn't know an obscure reference if it painted itself purple and danced naked on top of a harpsichord singing "Obscure reference are here again".

They do say that verbal insults hurt more than physical pain. They are, of course, wrong, as you will soon discover when I stick this toasting fork into your head.
 
2006-10-19 8:08:30 AM  
"Meanwhile, my brother's recently-arrived infantry unit has been on exactly two patrols in the Anbar province and two Marines have already been shot, while every platoon has taken fire multiple times. Perhaps they should go on patrol without their weapons, then?"

Perhaps they shouldn't be there in the first place. They aren't going to "win".
 
2006-10-19 8:10:04 AM  
So we're the bad guys, huh?

We're the ones setting off bombs in market places and blowing up innocent people.

We're the ones setting off car bombs and killing innocent people and soldiers.

We're the one's assassinating brave people and their families to derail the building of a government for all the people of Iraq.

No. What we are doing it shooting at "insurgents" and most likely, Iranian funded guerrilla soldiers hell bent on getting the kind of government in Iraq that Iran wants.

We'd not shoot or fire another weapon in Iraq if the "insurgents" would stop their killing of innocent people and our soldiers. Despite what you believe, we are not just over there killing people for sport.
 
2006-10-19 8:10:59 AM  
Maybe we should rephrase it to:

"Aiming for their hearts and minds"
 
2006-10-19 8:11:21 AM  
How many bullets are we shooting daily at somebody in Iraq? Whatever it is, the Pentagon isn't eager for civilians to know. I've been looking on Google for a few hours now, with some frustration.

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NERRRRRD!!!!!

/wasn't the worst blog
 
2006-10-19 8:11:50 AM  
All the sissy liberals who don't support this war are just pissed off because they weren't smart enough to buy Halliburton stock before it began. I can't wait til we invade Iran and Korea - dividends through the roof, Baby!!!

/neocons know what's REALLY important!
 
2006-10-19 8:12:27 AM  
thejoyofpi: They do say that verbal insults hurt more than physical pain. They are, of course, wrong, as you will soon discover when I stick this toasting fork into your head.

When you develop a way to accomplish the toasting fork assualt through the inter-tubes I will need your newsletter.

/making my hit list just like Uma right now
 
2006-10-19 8:16:39 AM  
Why does the submitter hate America?
 
2006-10-19 8:17:15 AM  
Subby be teh stoopid.
 
2006-10-19 8:18:42 AM  
totalsecurity

It's not difficult to go through 1,000 rounds, especially in supressive fire. Or a Mad Minute.

I do wonder about the environmental effects of all that lead.


Where do you think that lead came from, Mars?

Secondly, it is all jacketed ammunition, which means that the lead won't as easily accessible.

Third, how do you think the people and environment in Gettysburg, PA are doing? They endured a veritable scheisssturm of lead, all of it in large (about 4 to 8 times mass per projectile), soft lead bullets that weren't jacketed. Doesn't seem to have caused any ill effects.

The only real problem found with lead in firearms is that migratory birds like geese and ducks would swallow them, for use as gizzard stones. That is why non-lead shot was made mandatory for hunting them. Other than that, you are just returning the lead to where it came from, the ground.
 
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