Another point on the anti-war types grouching about our armor: Level I armored vehicles (IE: purpose-built armored vehicles) are the only ones allowed off the FOB. All our bolt-on armored vehicles are either being used as FOB taxis, or being given the Iraqi Army. Is GWB going to get any credit for this? Of course not--the MSM is just going to keep running the same stories with the same quotes from the same dudes who didn't have this wealth of equipment two or three years ago. I cannot recall a time in history when the US Army so thoroughly re-equipped as this war.
If you still want to get outraged, get outraged at your Congressman who wouldn't give the DoD money for a pot to piss in until after the war started.
Some might argue that this soldier is only allowed to keep blogging because his opinion toes the party line. Some might even go so far as to say that the blogger is a military psyops officer engaging in an astroturf campaign to promote the administration's talking points online. Of course, those people would be unpatriotic, un-American turncoats. (Or so I am led to believe.)
Blogs sometimes include information -- accurate and otherwise -- about the U.S. military's global war on terror. U.S. Central Command officials here took notice and created a team to engage these writers and their electronic information forums. ...
... "Now (online readers) have the opportunity to read positive stories. At least the public can go there and see the whole story. The public wants to hear these good stories," [Army Reserve Maj. Richard J. McNorton] said, adding that the news stories the military generates are "very factual."