Sunday, February 13, 2005

Straight from the Horse's Mouth

So, do y'all remember the flap a few months ago about when Rumsfeld was cornered by some soldiers in Kuwait about the uparmored Humvees not being available enough? Remember how that all came out in the end? The question was discredited because a reporter helped the soldiers prepare it and get it asked, and later it was released that something like 95% of the Humvees in the field were uparmored.

Well, I was talking with some soldiers who were Iraq combat veterans this past week, and one sergeant particularly complained that the uparmored Humvees were "pieces of shit." He said that they were too slow and not maneuverable enough, and only gave the "appearance" of being safer while actually not being safer at all.