Thursday, August 23, 2007

Pentagon Cuts Armored Vehicles Due In Iraq In 2007

U.S. troops in Iraq will receive at least 1,000 fewer special armored vehicles than expected this year due to the amount of time needed for shipment, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said the Defense Department expected defense contractors to produce 3,900 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles this year. But only 1,500 would make it to the war zone -- down from the Pentagon's previous shipment target of 2,500 to 3,000.

"If we could get 1,500 to theater by the end of this year, that would be a positive development," Morrell said.
Why is it that this administration constantly talks about supporting the troops yet its actions say something entirely different. They have had years to get these vehicles to the troops. If they cared as much about the soldiers as they do about tax cuts for the wealthy, our death toll in Iraq could be cut drastically. These people make me sick.

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