Thursday, February 15, 2007

This is no way to run a railroad.

Support the surge! Don't criticize it until it's had a chance to work! A resolution opposing the surge would damage troop morale and embolden The Enemy!

Oh, by the way? You know the really good Humvee armor? The Frag Kit 5 that has been extremely effective against IEDs (even those Iran-provided EFPs)?

Yeah, we don't have enough for everyone. But we should have it to you by summer!
The Army is working to fill a shortfall in Iraq of thousands of advanced Humvee armor kits designed to reduce U.S. troop deaths from roadside bombs -- including a rising threat from particularly lethal weapons linked to Iran and known as "explosively formed penetrators" (EFP) -- that are now inflicting 70 percent of the American casualties in the country, according to U.S. military and civilian officials.
U.S. Army units in Iraq and Afghanistan lack more than 4,000 of the latest Humvee armor kit, known as FRAG Kit 5, according to U.S. officials. The Army has ramped up production of the armor, giving priority to troops in Baghdad, but the upgrade is not scheduled to be completed until this summer, Army officials said.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a surprise, all three links in your sob story are from the always unreliable washington post. do you honestly think our military and government are not doing the absolute best they can under these extraordinary, monumentally difficult circumstances?

5:17 PM  
Blogger J said...

A bit of a tangent. I have always been frustrated that politicians seem to only make decisions and take action based on their next election. Recently, our Vice President has taken a tack that concerns me more. He often has said that he doesn't care what anyone thinks, he is only concerned with his conscience and the interests of the President. Scary.

Here's to politics as usual.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this blog dead?

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank god for republicans cuz the dems sound dumber that a box of rocks........more money,more weapons,
more troops and hell lets send some of them tree huggin demos over there then this give peace a chance crap...can go to hell

10:31 AM  

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