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Remember how Democrats were trying to cash in on soldiers’ deaths by claiming that the Bush administration was incompetent in not providing them enough armor? Only to find out what the soldiers actually thought of the Democrats’ idea:

But many soldiers say they feel encumbered by the weight and restricted by fabric that does not move as they do. They frequently joke as they strap on their equipment before a patrol, and express relief when they return and peel it off

Second Lt. Josh Suthoff, 23, of Jefferson City, Miss., said he already sacrifices enough movement when he wears the equipment. More armor would only increase his chances of getting killed, he said.

Now there’s more.

Thousands of pounds of armor added to military Humvees, intended to protect U.S. troops, have made the vehicles more likely to roll over, killing and injuring soldiers in Iraq, a newspaper reported.

“I believe the up-armoring has caused more deaths than it has saved,” said Scott Badenoch, a former Delphi Corp. vehicle dynamics expert told the Dayton Daily News for Sunday editions.

Will the Democrats now campaign on the idea that Bush is incompetent because he’s providing too much armor to the troops? Why would you expect less from the party that loathes the military and tries to throw their votes in the garbage?

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