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U.S. ran out of ammo in attack on ISIS trucks

At a Pentagon news conference last Wednesday, reporters wanted to know why American forces did not take out more than 116 trucks. Why not all 300, or something close to that? A U.S. official said the American attackers simply ran out of ammunition.

“There were 300, I think, to begin with, and then you hit 116. Why didn’t you go back?” a reporter asked Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Steve Warren.

“Frankly, the aircraft expended 24 500-pound bombs, and all of their ammunition,” Warren answered. “So they — they shot everything they had and then they had to go home.”

Pitiful. Shameful. This is where the era of Preznit 3-Putt has gotten us. We will be years, if not generations, digging ourselves out of the hole he and his supporters [spit] have dug.

via Insty