The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
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 .
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