Date registered: Sep 2004
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Location: Planet Houston
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Originally Posted by elau
So we continue to say we have nothing to do with arming the rag heads. It will not make a good photo op if the crowd firing M-16 into the air. Most Americans even consider the M-16 is the weapon of choice for the good guys and only bad guys use AK-47.
M-16s are too complicated for third world guerillas. The legendary simplicity of the AK-47 has made it the weapon of choice for them. I own a Hungarian-made AKM, the paratroop version. I'd take it over an AR-15 any day.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address