Hillary's upset about body armor....heh...
"Jan. 10, 2006 — - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called the Bush administration "incompetent" when it came to protecting the troops in combat and called the lack of adequate body armor for soldiers and Marines "unforgivable."
So far in Iraq, more than 2,100 American troops have been killed. Critics like Clinton, D-N.Y., say that many of these deaths are the result of inadequate body armor. A secret Pentagon study of 93 Marines who were killed in Iraq found that 74 died after they were hit by a bullet or shrapnel in the torso or shoulders -- areas unprotected by the armor most are issued.
"We perhaps could have avoided so many of these fatalities with the right body armor," said Clinton, who recently wrote letters to Sen. John Warner, R-Va., chairman of the Armed Services Committee; Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., the ranking Democrat on the Armed Services Committee; and Francis J. Harvey, secretary of the Army, calling for an investigation into why troops were not being protected.
Clinton pointed to President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney as the culprits. Some have said that supplying Marines and soldiers with armor that covers their sides is too expensive -- costing about $260 for each person. Clinton said that considering the United States' defense budget was half a trillion dollars, the additional protection was affordable. She said the administration had refused to listen to people in the field like Paul Bremer, former ambassador to Iraq, who said the United States needed more troops in Iraq to pacify the country.
"This is Bush/Cheney policy. … I've been one of the leading critics pointing out all the failures, the incompetencies," Clinton said. "I am just bewildered as to how this president and this vice president continue to isolate themselves from different point of views. He's [President Bush has] got three more years in office. Some of us wish this wasn't the case."
Blah...blah....blah...! Why not ask your husband about how he supported and protected troops in 1993? While you're at it, why not ask Rep. John (Chicken pants)Murtha about his "support for the troops" back then as well.
Call her, "Hillary ("I'll be anything to anyone at anytime for anything for a vote) Clinton"! Yes sir! You have to admit, This chick's got a pair.
Yet I do have to laugh at the MSM in shrilling for her everytime she burps up some bull crap. Especially when you read something like this:
"The lack of adequate armor has been a hot topic during the war in Iraq. In 2004, a soldier confronted Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld during a Q&A session in Iraq about the issue. The question turned out to be planted by a journalist. Recently, Howard Dean, former presidential candidate and president of the Democratic National Committee, called for Rumsfeld to resign."
Oh....I see...."Planted question" = "Rumsfeld should resign"...
How about "Dumbassed reporter parroting Clinton Pary Line"?
Yeah...I think that fits a lot better!
More: Michelle Malkin
Flopping Aces with a letter from a solider for Hillary and the other numb-nut Democrats.
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Posted by Jack Moss