the Dems are making another move to bleed away public support for the iraq effort. This setup with the reporter and the soldier asking Rumsfeld the question about armored vehicles was the opening shot I think. To be honest, things aren't going so great in iraq, so the Dems see an opportunity to try and get public support below 50%. And the 1/30 election might not go that well, the Dems want to be ready to capitalize on that. you can expect Kerry to have arranged meetings with whatever soldiers they can find who are unhappy with various things - and the MSM to cover that.
thanks, oceanview. I see the strategy. But Areafiftyone brings up a good question: Why does Kerry even think the soldiers want his visit?