Are you fucking kidding me?
Here's the latest bit of news on the Military-Religious complex:
Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found.What's worse, a spokesman for the company doesn't think there's anything wrong with this, and takes pains to point out that the only ones complaining about it is a group that is "not Christian."
The sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers. The maker of the sights, Trijicon, has a $660 million multi-year contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional contracts to provide sights to the U.S. Army.
U.S. military rules specifically prohibit the proselytizing of any religion in Iraq or Afghanistan and were drawn up in order to prevent criticism that the U.S. was embarked on a religious "Crusade" in its war against al Qaeda and Iraqi insurgents.
That would be Mikey Weinstein, of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, who is consistently out front on these kinds of issues.
The ABC story shows a photo of an Iraqi soldier firing one of these proselytizing weapons. While there are Christians in Iraq, chances are this guy isn't one of them, and to give a Muslim one of these is like serving him a Spam sandwich in his MRE and telling him it's chopped mutton.
It's no wonder the Muslim world sees Baby Doc's misadventure as a crusade. Nothing like delivering the word of god at the point of a sword.