Soldiers, angry over a lack of armor, endless deployments, and stop losses, met with Secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld today in Iraq. Thousands soldiers cheered on as Rumsfeld was asked some seemingly obvious, yet difficult for the Secretary of Defense to answer, questions.
"Why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromised ballistic glass to uparmor our vehicles?" One soldier asks. "We do not have proper armored vehicles to carry with us north."
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - Disgrunted U.S. soldiers complained to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Wednesday about the lack of armor for their vehicles and long deployments, drawing a blunt retort from the Pentagon chief.