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Rumsfeld Lies And So Does Bush

This week Rumsfeld told a bunch of National Guardsmen in Kuwait that they weren't getting the armored vehicles they need because the companies producing the armor couldn't keep up with production, "It's essentially a matter of physics. It isn't a matter of money, it isn't a matter on the part of the Army of desire. It's a matter of production and capability of doing it."

Then today Bush backed up Rumsfeld's lie up by admitting that he lied to the families of those serving in Iraq, "I've told many families I've met with we're doing everything we can to protect your loved ones in a mission that is vital and important."

KGO TV in San Francisco/Oakland found a
different story. Their reporter Mark Matthews took it upon himself to actually talk to the companies that produce the armor in question, something Rumsfeld and Bush apparently haven't done. Here is what Matthews discovered.

"The company that makes armored Humvees says they've already offered to increase production and that it wouldn't cost them any extra. That's something Donald Rumsfeld denied yesterday in talking with National Guard troops in Kuwait. "

"...the Florida company that makes the armor plating both for the Humvees and the Army's bullet proof vests says it told the Pentagon several times it could easily increase production by 22 percent. That's 50 to 100 extra Humvees every month, but so far the Army hasn't responded."

"And a Sacramento company that provides steel panel for door panels told ABC7 they could make more and that it's just a matter of money. The Sierra Army Depot, assembling the Humvee kits, could increase production by 150 percent."

Just remember these are the same people that impeached Bill Clinton for lying about SEX!


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