Daily Revolt

May 24, 2007

Marines Fail to Get Gear to Troops

Our troops are dying because of the George Bush administration's bureaucratic ineptitude or indifference. Then the Republicans have the nerve to accuse the Democrats of not caring about the troops fighting and dying in Iraq. But then again it isn't about the troops safety; its about political rhetoric that makes it sound like they care:
The system for delivering badly needed gear to Marines in Iraq has failed to meet many urgent requests for equipment from troops in the field, according to an internal document obtained by The Associated Press.

Of more than 100 requests from deployed Marine units between February 2006 and February 2007, less than 10 percent have been fulfilled, the document says. It blamed the bureaucracy and a "risk-averse" approach by acquisition officials.

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