June 25, 2006

Helmet Liners and The Kindness of Strangers

My cousin, more Upper West Side liberal than neocon, but whose son is a newly-commissioned 2d Lieutenant, points me to Operation Helmet's website, where donations are collected to provide retrofits to increase the efficacy of helmets in protecting our soldiers and Marines.

It's a worthy cause, but given what our feckless legislators do spend our money on, you'd think they'd appropriate ten million bucks to retrofit existing helmets and Bush and Rummy would demand that the equipment be procured and delivered post-haste.

Apparently not.

Our soldiers should not have to rely on the kindness of strangers for their safety.

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