10 months, 3 weeks ago
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta joined the gun control debate on Thursday when he told troops at a military base in Italy that only soldiers needed armor-piercing bullets or assault weapons.
Asked by a soldier what President Barack Obama would do to protect school children from gun violence without infringing Americans’ right to own guns, Panetta said action was needed after the attack on a Connecticut school in December in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adults.
He told members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team at Vicenza that there were areas where steps could be taken,
“I mean who the hell needs armor-piercing bullets except you guys in battle?”
Well, anyone who wants to protect themselves against a multi-man home invasion may decide that he needs “assault weapons.” But one would think that the secretary of defense would have more important things to worry with, like the fact that we’re losing the campaign in Afghanistan.
But remember that this is the very same Leon Panetta who retains the services of body guards. So here’s the deal, Leon. Disarm your body guards or tell us that you’re a liar – that you really don’t believe what you say – that you know people need protection, but that you don’t care about that except for the really important people like you.
Then you’ll say in public what we all know to be true. You’re a sniveling lackey just like Stanley McChrystal.