"You could take someone out with one of these scopes in the dead of night from up to a mile-and-a-half-away," [Dietl] said. "I have friends in Iraq who use these. These are the real deal."
The scopes in question are 4x gen3 night vision scopes - a mile and a half? Clearly my skills aren't nearly as good as officer Dietl's.
4 power scope for long-range night time sniping my ass!
Not to mention Dan Wasserbly, supposedly a weapons expert for Jane's, claims that the Raptor 4X Night Vision Weapons Sight is so "advanced the average U.S. soldier wouldn't use one."
Oh Danny boy, the average soldier wouldn't use them because they're of limited utility to the average soldier, not because they're so advanced (and they're Gen3, not the uber-advanced Gen4).
We're surrounded by idiots.
Update: Others have noticed.