Great move saying that families won't have to take up collections to buy body armor for their loved ones if you're President. Didn't you and Edwards both vote against the $87 billion Iraq appropriations bill? There's a campaign commercial for Bush.
The body armor was less than 1/3 of 1 percent of that bill. That whole thing is such spin it's unbeleivable. Kerry essentially opposed spending 87 BILLION dollars (that we don't actually have) on the military action in Iraq. He wasn't saying 'I want to screw our soldiers and put them in danger', but rather saying that spending 87 billion dollars wasn't in the best interests of the country. There was a lot of debate on the Senate floor surrounding this bill, with a compromises that the Republicans refused to hear.To take 0.33% of 87 billion and say that somehow Kerry is anti-soldier is an incredible logical leap.
It's also interesting to note that even though Bush received his $87 billion, 40,000 soldiers still went to Iraq without that much ballyhooed body armor anyways.