Friday, February 16, 2007

Undermining U.S. troops

From the International Herald Tribune:

"How do you explain to the thousands of American troops now being poured into Baghdad that they will have to wait until the summer for the protective armor that could easily mean the difference between life and death?

It's bad enough that these soldiers are being asked to risk their lives without President George W. Bush demanding that Iraq's leaders take any political risks that might give the military mission at least an outside chance of success. But according to an article in The Washington Post this week, at least some of the troops will be sent out in Humvees not yet equipped with FRAG Kit 5 armor. That's an advanced version designed to reduce deaths from roadside bombs, which now account for about 70 percent of United States casualties in Iraq." [more . . .]

Not only is the administration sending them to risk their lives in a war that shouldn't have been fought in the first place. It sends them without appropriate equipment for the job they are being asked to do. How many more deaths in this illegal war is it going to take before Congress finds the spine to pass binding resolutions? Binding resolutions of impeachment. Bush and Cheney (and a few more) in shackles. They are nothing more than murderers and should be treated that way.


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