There just is really, really something sickening about this administration. How in the world they have been able to spin the facts to get the public to think that dems don’t support the troops and that this administration does is mind boggling when you actually read what they aren’t doing.

Even as President Bush and Pentagon officials reassured troops and their families that they were doing all they could, memos and other documents obtained by USA TODAY show that the military cut or underfunded several programs and moved so slowly and grudgingly that members of Congress took extraordinary measures

It is just purely shameful to find out that the Pentagon needs to be pressured to get things done at a time of war for God’s sake. Think about that for a second, we are at war, half of our troops have died b/c of IED’s and we still don’t have the proper armor for the troops. Some still don’t have the proper body armor and CONGRESS has to tell them to get it, not the other way around. I’m not sure if you are aware of this but in the Pentagon MILITARY PEOPLE WALK THE HALLS EVERYDAY. You would fucking think, they would be doing more to save thier own people’s lives and limbs wouldn’t you?

Former Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld “and many top administration officials believed the war would end quickly,” so in their view, there was “surely no need to spend large amounts of money for equipment,” says Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del. “The cost of ignoring the facts on the ground … has been the lives and limbs of our sons and daughters.”