Originally Posted by Loki882
He jumped in a armor and started a fight with Tony in the middle of his house full of people. Then, he stole the armor, which wasn't his, took it to the military (it wasn't there's either), and let Justin "I'm a psychotic moron" Hammer mess with it. I get that they wanted Rhodey to be the voice of reason, but the writing was poor and it didn't come across that way. Pepper suffered the same fate.
Uh, Rhodey cleared the room before the fight began; it was STARK who was endangering those people beforehand with his drunken antics.
As was pointed out in the diner scene, Rhodey couldn't have taken the suit without Stark's consent because of the various security protocols built into it for the express purpose of preventing such a scenario. No, Stark ALLOWED Rhodes to take the suit to the military, no doubt as an acknowledgment of how much of a screw up he currently is.
Hammer's contributions to the suit were completely benign. It was Vanko that did the real damage.