National insecurity

Here's the umpteenth reason why we need to review our government's definition of national security: A whistle-blower from Second Chance Body Armor Inc., research chief Aaron Westrick revealed that his company has been knowingly selling defective bulletproof vests to the Pentagon and the Secret Service.

"The president had Zylon Ultima armor and his wife had it, if I recollect, and they took a look at it ... I believe it was the Secret Service put the armor through some special tests and went with it, bought it,'' Westrick testified in a Sept. 9 transcript obtained by The Associated Press. ...
Westrick was told Bush wore Zylon-protection during the 2001 inauguration and during a 2002 event with police that his boss attended, according to legal professionals familiar with the case. [LINK]
Though there is a certain karmic irony to this when you consider the fact that many members of the National Guard in Iraq had no body armor whatsoever.

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