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  •  thank you for following this! (5+ / 0-)

    I hope I can catch some of the hearing today - with a son in the Army, this is of particular concern to us.

    It is so important to ensure our troops get the best equipment and training we can provide for them...and I'd feel the same way even if I knew no one in the military.  We simply cannot send our young people into harm's way without ensuring we've equipped them properly...that is part of 'taking care of the troops'.

    I've always been apalled at the criminals that gouge the govt on military contracts...and the govt hacks that play along for profit.

    •  I have a son of a friend (2+ / 0-)
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      kurt, blue armadillo

      in Afghanistan right now, stop-lossed back in two months before he was due to resign his commission. I've seen pictures of his position - looks like his "base" (actually, a bunch of big ol' field tents) is sitting right at the bottom of a big, dusty bowl of mountains. Guess who's sitting at the top of the bowl?

      I want to KNOW that our soldiers have the best body armor. Right now, there's considerable doubt about that. Removing that doubt will be easy. Let's see if Congress has the huevos for it.

      Best to you, blue armadillo.

      As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. - Justice William O. Douglas

      by occams hatchet on Wed Jun 06, 2007 at 12:27:39 PM PDT

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