Exporting death

John Pike, director of the Washington military research group, GlobalSecurity.org:

“”How many evil-doers have we sent to their maker using bullets rather than bombs? I don’t know.”

The Independent reports:

“US forces have fired so many bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan – an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed – that American ammunition-makers cannot keep up with demand. As a result the US is having to import supplies from Israel.”

Read the whole article. It’s comforting to know that war-mongers spend their days calculating how many bullets have been used in the “War on Terror” and how many “evil-doers” have been killed in the process. Any chance of a body count of innocents killed?

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