Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Rumsfield is insulted, so the troops wait, and wait, and wait, for Body Armor or re-imbursements for what they had to buy themselves

Troops Wait for Body Armor Reimbursements
By LOLITA C. BALDOR, AP

WASHINGTON (Sept. 29) - Nearly a year after Congress demanded action, the Pentagon has still failed to figure out a way to reimburse soldiers for body armor and equipment they purchased to better protect themselves while serving in Iraq.

Soldiers and their parents are still spending hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars for armor they say the military won't provide. One U.S. senator said Wednesday he will try again to force the Pentagon to obey the reimbursement law it opposed from the outset and has so far not implemented.
Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., said he will offer amendments to the defense appropriations bill working its way through Congress, to take the funding issue out of the hands of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and give control to military unit commanders in the field.
"Rumsfeld is violating the law," Dodd said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It's been sitting on the books for over a year. They were opposed to it. It was insulting to them. I'm sorry that's how they felt."

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Read the entire article, and then go to the post below and tell your Senator to vote NO for any more money for this war. The money they vote doesn't go to the troops, it goes straight to helliburton. And then go and vote to impeach bush.

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