So the shrub administration initially decides to send over an inadequate number of troops to invade Iraq. Then they neglected to supply most of the troops with adequate body armor, and with unarmored humvees. As a result for the last three years they have been killed and seriously wounded at a steady pace by road-side bombs and rocket propelled grenades because they don’t have enough protection. Since this became known early on, families and friends of soldiers have been raising money to buy and ship body armor to the soldiers. Now the US Army in it’s infinite wisdom has declared that soldiers won’t be allowed to use their privately bought body armor any more. From a piece I just spotted on Newsvine.com
“We’re very concerned that people are spending their hard-earned money on something that doesn’t provide the level of protection that the Army requires people to wear. So they’re, frankly, wasting their money on substandard stuff,” said Col. Thomas Spoehr, director of materiel for the Army.
Well Duh! If the fucking army was properly equipping troops in the first place this wouldn’t even be an issue. Why has Don Rumsfeld not been fired yet? If any regular working class person did such a poor job as this asshole they would have been canned years ago. This is ridiculous. Republicans make a lot of noise about supporting the troops but when push comes to shove they spend the money to enrich their buddies in Houston and Alaska and Wyoming instead of equipping the troops for the job that the bozo in chief has ordered them to do. Republicans are hypocrites and liars and they should all be booted out of office.