NIreland lawmakers deemed too fat for Afghan trip (AP)

AP – Britain’s defense ministry says two lawmakers from Northern Ireland have been barred from visiting troops in Afghanistan until they can find flak jackets big enough to fit their bellies. The ministry said Ken Maginnis and David Simpson were scheduled to fly to Kabul this week, but army-issued body armor doesn’t exceed 49 inches (124.5 centimeters), too snug for both.
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