Duh. U.S. Army told not to use Israeli bullets in Iraq Fri Jun 25,12:35 AM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli-made bullets bought by the U.S. Army to plug a shortfall should be used for training only, not to fight Muslim guerrillas in Iraq (news - web sites) and Afghanistan (news - web sites), U.S. lawmakers have told Army generals. Since the Army has other stockpiled ammunition, "by no means, under any circumstances should a round (from Israel) be utilised," said Rep. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, the top Democrat on a House of Representatives Armed Services subcommittee with jurisdiction over land forces. The Army contracted with Israel Military Industries Ltd. in December for $70 million (4.85 million pounds) in small-calibre ammunition. The Israeli firm was one of only two worldwide that could meet U.S. technical specifications and delivery needs, said Brigadier General Paul Izzo, the Army's program executive officer for ammunition. The other was East Alton, Illinois-based Winchester Ammunition, which also received a $70 million contract. Although the Army should not have to worry about "political correctness," Abercrombie was making a valid point about the propaganda pitfalls of using Israeli rounds in the U.S.-declared war on terror, said Represenative Curt Weldon, the Pennsylvania Republican who chairs the subcommittee on tactical air and land forces. On the other hand, why don't we just merge the militaries completely, and forget the U.S.?