Sunday, June 18, 2006

For want of a nail a shoe was lost..

April Witt in the Washington Post magazine has a long and detailed report on the Pentagons failure to provide adequate equipment and ammunition to the troops in Iraq and one father's loss and how it spurred his efforts to find out how it happened and change this abysmal failure. The details are tragic but it can be summed up in two quotes from the report.
"We have as much body armor as we have, because that's what we invested in. We have the amount of Humvees because that's what we invested in.".....

"Pedestrian items are not sexy inside the Pentagon, and certainly not on Capitol Hill. They only become sexy when you go to war and they are missing."
Any congressmoop who say he made sure our troops "only got the best" is a liar.


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