[lit-ideas] Re: A Question REALLY Answered

  • From: Judith Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 19:55:51 +0000 (GMT)

--- Andreas Ramos <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> It's not easy to use a rifle scope
> I think the problem for Iraqi is the general
> unfamiliarity with rifles. They probably don't 
> go hunting. Shooting ranges and gun clubs probably
> don't exist.

Iraq had an army fully conversant with modern
weaponry.  I'd say
a major problem now is that troops are being trained
in six weeks (here, it would be two years).  

> > Is "Andy" saying that those people who choose to
> join Iraq's new
> > armed forces are different from their American
> counterparts in some
> > way: I.Q. or hand-eye co-ordination or willingness
> to listen and to
> > be subject to military discipline?  What makes
> them "untrainable"?

Interesting questions, David.  

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