Friday, January 06, 2006

Catch 22

Why are conservatives not furious about this:

Extra Armor Could Have Saved Many Lives, Study Shows

A secret Pentagon study has found that at least 80 percent of the marines who have been killed in Iraq from wounds to their upper body could have survived if they had extra body armor. That armor has been available since 2003 but until recently the Pentagon has largely declined to supply it to troops despite calls from the field for additional protection, according to military officials.

This story from the NY Times reads like a textbook example of government incompetence. Ya know, what the Right is always railing against?

Oh, yeah. It's just the liberal mainstream media acting up. That, and those America-haters conducting their "secret studies" at the Pentagon.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What can you expect from a trio of morons who never saw action themselves - Bush, "deferments" Cheney and Rumsfeld. I get so angry when I think of Rumsfeld's statement that "you go to war with the army you have." Unfortunately, we went with the Secretary of Defense we had. And far too many men, women and children have died as a result. This administration has far too much blood on its hands.

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