Gotta love our leaders. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne thinks we should test up and coming non-lethal weapons on American citizens in crowd-control situations before using them on foreign battlefields. Here’s his reasoning on why:
“If we’re not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation,” said Wynne. “(Because) if I hit somebody with a nonlethal weapon and they claim that it injured them in a way that was not intended, I think that I would be vilified in the world press.”
Because, you know, you wouldn’t want to seriously injure someone you’re at war with when you didn’t really mean to. Better to find out if it maims or kills our own people before we use it on the enemy, right? And who cares if our own press vilifies him?