The body armor that West Seneca's American Legion Post 735 bought for Marines in Iraq is gathering dust somewhere in dusty Anbar province, thanks to Marine Corps orders preventing its use.
And the local Legionnaires who spent nearly $6,000 for the state-of-the- art protective gear are none too happy about it.
"It's asinine," said Mark McMahon, whose purchase of the body armor for his son and two of his buddies prompted the Legion post to buy 20 sets for the West Seneca Marine's entire unit.
"That body armor that's sitting around somewhere could possibly save someone from serious injury or save a life," said Charles "Phil" Kordos, the post commander.
Seems simple enough to me. Bush and his minions would rather have our troops die than to admit that we sent them with inadequate equipment.
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