Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

Some Marines Declining Extra Body Armor

Imagine that. I've been saying that for about as long as libs have been trying to score political points on this issue. They're too hot, heavy and gets in the way.

Another interesting fact is that a lot of the troops over there don't want the "up-armored" Humvees. They say it slows them down especially if they wind up in a situation where they need to get out quickly. There's a reason why those Humvees weren't armored in the first place. Frankly, I'm surprised no liberal douchebag hasn't suggested wrapping our troops in jumbo bubble wrap.

So my question is why the libs don't just shut their gob holes and listen to the troops? Quit relying on fake polls, CBS-BS News and whiney soldiers on johnny detail in the green zone. There's usually a reason their on johnny detail too. Quit finding people who couldn't pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the heel and prop them up as "experts". Quit telling them what they want.

Keep in mind, the folks who whined the most about body armor and "up-armored" Humvees are pretty much the same people who denied the Spec-Op's request for more armor & gunships in the Mog. FYI: You DO NOT deny Spec-Op's request for anything.

HT: Drudge

Update: Here's some articles I found on my other blog from January.

Use of More Armor Questioned

Many Iraq Deaths Blamed on Body Armor

But you don't have to take my word for it.

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4 Comments on “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!”

  1. Howard Says:

    From the article you posted:

    Last year, a study by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner said dozens of Marines killed by wounds to the torso might have survived had the larger plates been in use.

    “I’m sure people who … lost kidneys would have loved to have had them on,” said 2nd Lt. William Oren, a native of Southlake, Texas, who wears the plates. “More armor isn’t the answer to all our problems. But I’ll recommend them because it’s more protection.”

    I don’t doubt that some Marines would rather go without, Rob, but given the horrific wounds suffered by so many soldiers, and the social, psychological and economic costs they impose on all of us, more is better in my opinion. Life is too precious to not give our guys the best we can.

    And let’s remember that we don’t send Marines (only one part of the military force in Iraq) on any mission because of their keen intellect. Quite frankly, I don’t care if they don’t like the extra weight. They’re soldiers. They’ll get used to it. That’s what we pay them for. We don’t pay them to die needlessly.

    I’m not defending liberals or the Pentagon or anyone other than soldiers who don’t always know better. I wonder what the older, National Guard soldiers say about this. I didn’t read all your articles, so perhaps I missed something. My two cents’ worth, Rob.


  2. I don’t care if they don’t like the extra weight. They’re soldiers. They’ll get used to it. That’s what we pay them for. We don’t pay them to die needlessly.

    Ah. A fine example of one of the corerstones of liberalism.

    “You’re too damn stupid to possibly know what’s good for you, so we have to make the decisions for you”.

    The point is, Howard, that the liberals chose to make a political issue of the body armor and did their damndest to covince the American people that the soldiers didn’t have ANY. Of course that’s outright bullshit. Then we have body armor flooding into Iraq and the soldiers (and it’s more than just the Marines, I promise you) don’t even want it. I’d bet money that the douchebags who were whining, pissing and moaning about not having any didn’t even need it.

  3. Howard Says:

    “You’re too damn stupid to possibly know what’s good for you, so we have to make the decisions for you”.

    Very amusing, Rob. Why don’t you try that argument on the Commandant of the Marine Corps. After he removes his boot from your rear end, he’d probably say, “Well stated, Rob, that’s exactly how we do things in the Marines.” Grunts aren’t expected to think, they’re expected to follow orders. Now, if you want to accuse the Commandant of being a liberal, you go right ahead.

    Your obsession with liberals is pathological. But I get what you’re doing. In the world of magicians, it’s called misdirection. Conservatives are in power. They have the White House, the Senate, the House, most of the governorships, but their policies have failed miserably. So what do they do? They find some made up enemy to take the blame.

    It’s the liberals! Not just the minority party, but the minority wing of the minority party. They’re to blame for everything! Oh, and don’t believe ANY poll because the liberals have somehow tainted the results. Nevermind that every polling organization makes a vast majority of its income through its work with corporate America and that any hint of bias would jeopardize those relationships. No, polls aren’t to be trusted because of the liberals.

    You’ve swallowed it whole, Rob.

    It’s a rouse to shield the failures of the conservatives, my friend. Bush’s war, the huge debt and deficits, the incompetence in the Pentagon, the state department, in our foreign policy, homeland security, FEMA. One failure after another, and all you can do is blame the liberals.

    That’s lame, Rob. Misdirection pure and simple.


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