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    The Pentagon has forbidden U.S. soldiers from buying their own body armor, a type that is superior to that officially issued by the U.S. military. A big Repubican donor owns major stock in the company that holds a sole supplier contract for all body armor sold to the Pentagon. Such a story wouldn't be complete without the usual twist of American hypocrisy - top U.S. military officers are using the superior armor that the rank and file are no longer allowed to purchase.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/1/16/133331/558

    Meanwhile, the U.S. troops aren't even getting enough of the 'officially approved' armor

    http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wi...-iraq0116jan16,0,3815019.story?coll=ny-region-apconnecticut

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/200...N5bnN1YmNhdA--


    Why the delay? Why, because someone wants to make more money, that's why. That seems to be more important than dead American soldiers. A recent secret Pentagon study into a sample of U.S. Marine deaths in Iraq revealed that 80% of the dead could have been saved by better body armor:

    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10789839/


    It seems that U.S. military and political figures care as little about their own people as they do about the people of Iraq.

    Once again, follow the money.

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