When does political partisanship become Treason? Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) seems to be pushing the envelope. First he released top secret information on a stealth satillite, now he is actively trying to undermine the troop’s morale.
Here Dick asks a question thathas been answered, that he knows is falacious and misleading:
CHICAGO - The incoming deputy leader of Senate Democrats demanded answers Saturday from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as to why U.S. soldiers in Iraq (news – web sites) and Afghanistan (news – web sites) lack protective equipment for themselves and their vehicles.
“We can, and we should, armor every Humvee and every truck our troops use in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said in his party’s weekly radio address. “No more excuses, no more delays. We can save hundreds of lives and prevent thousands of serious injuries.”
Congress has given the Bush administration all the defense spending it has requested, yet there are still 3,500 Humvees without protective armor and about 44,000 soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan without adequate body armor, Durbin said.