Secret Pentagon study finds at least 80% of marines killed in Iraq from wounds to their upper body could have survived with body armor – where is it?

Dems, if you don’t take this issue and run with it now, you don’t deserve to be in office.

Just read this from the NYT:

A secret Pentagon study has found that at least 80 percent of the marines who have been killed in Iraq from wounds to their upper body could have survived if they had extra body armor. That armor has been available since 2003 but until recently the Pentagon has largely declined to supply it to troops despite calls from the field for additional protection, according to military officials.

They killed these people. And the Democrats are still whining that they can’t get their body armor amendment passed. I COULD GET YOUR STUPID AMENDMENT PASSED WITH THESE KIND OF FACTS.

Jesus Christ people. Do something. Anything. Our troops are dying because Bush won’t give them their armor. It’s been 3 years. Do you think you could maybe, just once, do something when an issue is handed to you in your lap. And just as importantly, our troops are dying. How about, oh I don’t know, fixing the frigging problem because we don’t want them to die – even those of us who think this war is a disaster really want to do all we can to stop our troops from getting killed, hell, that’s one of the major reasons we’re against this war in the first place.

Good God. The Republicans’ number one issue is that they’re strong on defense and we’re not. And now we know for a fact that they are killing our troops.

Fix it. Now. Or get out of office and make way for Democrats who can.


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