A secret Pentagon study has found that as many as 80 percent of the marines who have been killed in Iraq from wounds to the upper body could have survived if they had had extra body armor. Such armor has been available since 2003, but until recently the Pentagon has largely declined to supply it to troops despite calls from the field for additional protection, according to military officials.Because lives are expendable to the neocons. Don't believe their rhetoric. Don't be seduced by their propaganda. They couldn't care less about the troops. To the neocons, the troops are simply tools, to be used and discarded. And people think our government supports the troops? Please.
UPDATE: Yeah, right. As usual, they suddenly see the light as soon as they're caught. This would never have happened if the first story, above, had not been publicized. That's why I keep calling them hypocrites. And it's also why we some media outlets, somewhere, who are willing to question authority.