“FERGUSON COPS HAVE BETTER ARMOR AND WEAPONRY THAN MILITARY IN IRAQ!! ….. Why???
According to the Department of Defense, the National Guard’s equipment was surplusmilitary weaponry. It seems no one tried giving it to the active duty soldiers first, according to the following report.
This story first appeared at BillMoyers.com
In my year in Iraq, I lost track of how many times my guys asked me why so many Iraqis viewed us with distrust when we were trying to help them. The question would arise while we were walking the beat with Iraqi police officers, manning checkpoints, or in our forward operating base after we went off-duty.
Invariably, my response went something like this: “Imagine that you’re back home, OK? Suddenly, you got a whole mess of Iraqi soldiers in your town. They’re all over the place, doing the same things we’re doing right now. How do you think you’d react? You’d probably get pretty hot, right?”
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