Absolutely, I agree with him.
Put aside anyone's opinion with respect to the equipment
the troops started with in Iraq, and the length of time it
has taken the bureaucracy of government procurement systems
to react, here is a current report of the up-grading of vehicles:
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2004 ? The assembly lines are moving 24/7 to keep up with the demand for up-armored vehicles in Iraq and for conversion kits to add extra protection to vehicles already there.
Gary Motsek, director of support operations for the U.S. Army Materiel Command, said the effort to provide increased vehicle protection against grenades, improvised explosive devices and small-arms fire is progressing fast and furiously as demand continues to increase.
Nearly 5,100 up-armored Humvees have been delivered to Army and Marine Corps units in Iraq, with another 724 on ships bound for the theater, Motsek said.