Well as the USA TODAY found out. That was a fib.
Pentagon balked at pleas from officers in field for safer vehicles.
Oh wait, they did decide to buy them for the troops. The Iraqi troops that is.
Even as the Pentagon balked at buying MRAPs for U.S. troops, USA TODAY found that the military pushed to buy them for a different fighting force: the Iraqi army. On Dec. 22, 2004 two weeks after President Bush told families of servicemembers that "we're doing everything we possibly can to protect your loved ones"...read on
Their decision cost a lot of people pain. Except Rummy that is....