Tuesday, July 17, 2007

'Bout Time

Uhm, shouldn't you have done this four years ago?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to ask Congress Tuesday for permission to shift as much as $1.3 billion from other military programs to speed up the purchase of bomb-resistant vehicles for troops in Iraq.

According to military officials, the Army would like to reallocate about $800 million, and the Marines want roughly $500 million, to buy the Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles that have been saving lives in roadside bomb attacks.

We're spending $10 billion a month in Iraq (although god only knows on what), but need another $1.3 billion for up-armored vehicles for the troops. I think there's a couple of thousand reasons why the troops should have had these vehicles long ago.

No comments: