Robert Spencer and the Extremists

Occasional Reader9/09/2009 1:45:41 pm PDT

re: #247 marjoriemoon

That’s right and they all hate Israel too, right?

That’s a different topic. Of course.

How in the world can voting for body armor “bash Bush”?

Because if I, a Congressional Rep, have a career-long record of opposing every upgrade to the military’s equipment and weaponry, every real increase in defense spending, etc… but then suddenly, one day, announce that the evil Bush regime hasn’t given our boys enough body armor… and then promptly go back to ensuring that their weaponry stays mired in the last century… it kind of looks like I’m being opportunistic, doesn’t it?

(And by the way, the idea that “more body armor” is always a good thing was not exactly a slam-dunk. The articles on the issue at the time - and I do give WaPo, for one, credit for this - quoted some combat soldiers as being against it, on the grounds that more armor would slow them down.)