Rumsfeld tells the disgruntled troops in Kuwait to pipe down and quit complaining. As usual he talks in circles.
"You go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you might want or wish to have."
So a big "Fuck you, you're gonna die for Christmas" was offered to the troops by the Fuhrer's sidekick, Herr Rumsfeld:
Spc. Thomas Wilson had asked the defense secretary, "Why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromised ballistic glass to up-armor our vehicles?"
The defense secretary hesitated and asked Wilson to repeat his question.
"We do not have proper armored vehicles to carry with us north," Wilson concluded after asking again.
Rumsfeld said the Army was sparing no expense or effort to acquire as many Humvees and other vehicles with extra armor as it can. What's more, he said, armor is not the savior some think it is.
"You can have all the armor in the world on a tank and a tank can (still) be blown up," Rumsfeld said. Yahoo News
I guess the troops went out to smoke cigarettes after that fine meeting as I'm sure they weren't allowed to smoke indoors because second hand smoke can be harmful.