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Thursday, April 28, 2005
 

Another sad GOP Humvee caper


I had somehow overlooked the vote last week on the Bayh amendment for an additional $213m appropriated to armouring Army Hummers.

It passed 61-39 - every vote against from a Republican.

Ted Kennedy said that
Kennedy said a quarter of all U.S. combat deaths (roughly 400) in Iraq involved troops in unarmored Humvees.

And plenty more in addition came home with parts missing, I'm sure.

The vote comes a week after the GAO slammed USG's handling of the Humvee armour issue [1].

  1. The report is GAO-05-275 - a 2.5MB PDF.

    Why couldn't the piece have linked the report, dammit?!



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