Rumsfeld was perhaps the worst SECDEF America has ever had. Calling him "my boy" is completely unecessary and childish. Of course, my reasons for disliking him involve more to the reality of his blundering than the half-assed media spoon fed garbage people cling to.
And as for "body armor"....I'm sure you are aware that when I was in Somalia and Haiti.....and others were in Bosnia....that we had no "body armor" either. Despite the policemen on our streets having body armor for decades, the "soldier" alwasy deployed with mere fragmentation jackets. Funny how it became something the Democratic party cared abot when there guy wasn't in the White House. And even worse that slavery induced civilian followers sought it reason enough to care
for the troop while aiding the partisan slave fest.