Rummy Jokes at Soldiers Concern for Safety in Old Humvee
Keith Olbermann had a clip on his show last night where a young soldier raises serious concerns about old equipment his unit has to use while looking for IEDs and Rumsfeld makes it into a joke and actually laughs about it. The only place I could find any other reporting on this incident was in an op-ed piece:
When a soldier spoiled Rumseld's carefully-scripted Iraq "town meeting" by daring to ask why his unit couldn't get the new armored Humvees when New York City seems to have no trouble obtaining such vehicles, Rummy tried to turn it into a joke. Yeah, Americans dying in Iraq while the Secretary of Defense jokes about it. That's really funny. Who hired these clowns?
I hope that young soldiers Mom and Dad and wife gets to see just how much this administration cares about our troops. Support them by making fun of their safety concerns.