March 12, 2008
If this were in America...
The Oxford inquest heard that before his death, soldiers complained repeatedly about a lack of proper equipment - chiefly standard night vision kits and weaponry.
...politicians would be falling over themselves trying to make this a bigger issue. Hell, remember the body armor debates in 2005/2006? For a second there, during the initial outrage, soldiers thought they were going to be forced to wear suits of freaking armor into battle. Politicians were trying to out-do one another as to how much armor they could layer onto their constituent soldiers. Why there isn't widespread outrage over this in the UK, Abu Muqawama has no idea.
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