April 21, 2006

"We're at war" Republicans cut equipment funding for Troops

The Republican led-Congress at work.
A Senate measure to fund the war in Iraq would chop money for troops' night vision equipment and new battle vehicles but add $230 million for a tilt-rotor aircraft that has already cost $18 billion and is still facing safety questions....To pay for the Ospreys, the Senate Appropriations Committee - guided by the Corps - cut into funding for night vision goggles, equipment for destroying mines and explosives, fire suppression systems for light armored vehicles and new vehicles that can be transported into battle inside the V-22.
This is the latest example on how Conservative ideology is making Troops and the American people less safe in Iraq and at home.

(Via AMERICblog)


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